A work in progress : the "Matins Door"

In this New Year, the company “Normandie Rénovation,” in collaboration with the sculptor Philippe Robin, has been working on Matins Door. Before the destruction of the abbey church, this door was inside the church, connecting the monks’ dormitory to the north transept of the church. Now outdoors, it is constantly exposed to the elements. All the carved elements have be restored except the baskets which adorn the top of the curved pediment, too severely damaged to permit restoration. New baskets have be carved and installed by the “Giordani” Company in september.

The "Matins Door"
Preparatory drawing for the reconstitution of one of the baskets, based on the existing remains.
Sculpted pilasters