Chavagnac’s ‘Entombment’ in Notre Dame, Lampaul-Guimiliau

The Church of Notre Dame in Lampaul-Guimiliau has wonderfully elaborate and colourful altar pieces and religious statues but it was the Entombment and Descent from the Cross which drew me closer. The Burial of Christ, 1676, was carved from tuffeau, a soft stone, by Antoine Chavagnac. Chavagnac was an artist who worked for the French Navy in Brest where he carved figureheads for ships

The Burial of Christ, 1676, by Antoine Chavagnac

The Burial of Christ, 1676, by Antoine Chavagnac

The Virgin Mary & St John, The Burial of Christ, 1676, by Antoine Chavagnac

The Virgin Mary & St John

The Virgin Mary & St John

The Virgin Mary & St John

Salome and Mary Magdalene

Salome and Mary Magdalene

Mary, mother of James, The Burial of Christ, 1676, by Antoine Chavagnac

Mary, mother of James

Gamaliel, St Paul's teacher

Gamaliel, St Paul’s teacher

Nicodemus

Nicodemus

Nicodemus, Notre Dame de Lampaul-Guimiliau