Romanesque limestone depiction of Christ. This masterpiece was created during the Romanesque art period and shows Jesus holding a lamb in his arms to show that he cares for us, just like the lamb as we are the sheep and he is our Shepard.
Romanesque style - is marked by great variation in decoration. The carvings are very geometric and appear above the portal (archway) into a cathedral. Note the columns are slender with a smallish capital. The capital does have some carving at the top that is very detailed.
Romanesque art, which developed from the three great traditions of the Dark Ages (barbarian, Carolingian, and Ottonian), flourished across Western Europe. Thus, for the first time since the fall of Rome, the West was aesthetically unified. The heart of the Romanesque period (and the subsequent Gothic period) was France. The Romanesque and Gothic periods comprise the great age of cathedrals; the foremost sculpture of this age is architectural. In Romanesque cathedrals,