Category:Tympanum of St Peter's Church, Charney Bassett

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Tympanum of St Peter's Church, Charney Bassett (en); Timpano della Chiesa romanica di San Pietro a Charney Basset (it) Tympanum in the St Peter's Church, Charney Bassett, depicting the legendary celestial journey of Alexander the Great carried to heaven by two griffins, an iconographic motif based on the Alexander Roman, maybe inspired by imported Persian textiles (en); timpano normanno raffigurante il leggendario volo di Alessandro Magno trasportato in cielo da due grifoni (leggenda derivata dal Romanzo di Alessandro), un bassorilievo forse ispirato a tessuti persiani importati in Inghilterra nel Medio Evo (it) Tympanum of Alexander the Great, Charney Basset, Romanesque tympanum of St Peter's Church, Charney Bassett, Norman tympanum of St Peter's Church, Charney Bassett, Norman relief Alexander the Great of St Peter's Church, Charney Bassett (en)
Tympanum of St Peter's Church, Charney Bassett 
Tympanum in the St Peter's Church, Charney Bassett, depicting the legendary celestial journey of Alexander the Great carried to heaven by two griffins, an iconographic motif based on the Alexander Roman, maybe inspired by imported Persian textiles
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LocationChurch of St Peter, Charney Bassett, Charney Bassett, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, South East England, England, UK
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English: Romanesque tympanum in St Peter's parish church, Charney Bassett, Oxfordshire (formerly Berkshire).

The relief is thought to depicts the legendary celestial journey of Alexander the Great carried to heaven by a couple of griffins, an iconographic motif based on the Alexander Roman, probably inspired to Persian textiles imported en England during the Middles Ages.

Dimensions of the work: height (radius) = 0.63 m; maximum width (diameter) = 1.24 m; thickness of tympanum =0.16 m.

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