Stone sculpture

Baptismal fonts

The stone baptismal fonts date from the 12th century and are for the most part from the valley of the Meuse. They are decorated with motifs drawn from architecture, flora and Christian symbolism; compositions with figures are rare and appear on just two items.

Architectonic constructions

The other works are fragments of architectonic constructions and include capitals, lintels, tympanums and pillars, besides tombstones and church furniture.

Production centres

The major production centres, the valley of the Meuse and the region of Tournai, owe their flourishing to the good quality of the limestone there and the skill of their craftsmen. There was even an export trade to England and Scandinavia.