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Cistercian abbey of Alcobaca: detail of a capital from the upper storey of the King Dinos Cloister

RIBA Ref No RIBA80673
Artist/PhotographerTutt, Patricia A.
CountryPortugal
CityAlcobaca
Subject Date1540
Image Date2011
ViewExterior
MediumDigital image
Library Reference6041694
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoColour
CreditPatricia Tutt / RIBA Collections
SubjectDecorative stonework ; Capitals ; Cloisters ; Monasteries & convents ; Sculpture
NOTES: The abbey, founded by Alfonso Henriques in c. 1153, was built in early Gothic style between 1178 and 1252. The west front underwent a Baroque reconstruction in 1725. The upper storey of the King Dinos Cloister was added between 1509-1540.
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