Chapel of Saint-Etienne de Barcugnas
The porch of Saint-Etienne de Barcugnas is a striking example of the “archaic” Romanesque style which lasted here into the 16th Century: the sculptors decided to crate a work in the Romanesque spirit of the 12th Century! They therefore built a doorway with recessed voussoir arches supported by slender columns.
The subject chosen for the tympanum was the stoning of saint-Stephen. The fact that the central figure is the saint and no longer Christ shows that there had been a major change. Since the star of the Gothic Era, saints had become primordial in popular religion