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Niches urbaines

Historic site and monument, Historic patrimony, Sculpture in Maillane
  • Niches are arranged at the corners of streets or above the entrances to homes.Small size (a few tens of centimetres), these niches usually draw an arc and their background is masoned in apse. This symbolically reminds the chorus of our churches.These modest arrangements have a role to protect the House and its inhabitants, or may be ex-votos, materialization of a vow to a Holy character.Eight niches are to discover the streets of the village. Feel free to lift the head.Architectural...
    Niches are arranged at the corners of streets or above the entrances to homes.Small size (a few tens of centimetres), these niches usually draw an arc and their background is masoned in apse. This symbolically reminds the chorus of our churches.These modest arrangements have a role to protect the House and its inhabitants, or may be ex-votos, materialization of a vow to a Holy character.Eight niches are to discover the streets of the village. Feel free to lift the head.Architectural description-Niche of the Virgin (18 avenue Auguste Dailey): votive aedicula dated 1665 - Niche of the Virgin (angle of course Joan of Arc and avenue Auguste Dailey): located in the corner of a House, it is dated 1762. -Niche Saint-Roch (course Jeanne d'Arc): Niche dating from the 18th century, into a nice hotel in stone. It is a molded canopy topped by a dome, the lower portion is conical and decorated with leaves. Saint Roch is here accompanied by a dog, one of these attributes. -Niche Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (Notre Dame): built in 1855 in the rubble of a House wall, semicircular niche retains behind a grille the statue of the Saint. -Niche of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (course Jeanne d'Arc): dated 1855, it still has its stem to lantern and is surrounded by pilasters. -Niche of the Virgin and child (rue Saint Pierre): one can still see the stem supporting the Lantern. The niche is semicircular, a small pedestal overhanging is supported by a jewel. -Niche of Saint-Roch (the giant Street): great niche dating from the 18th century, pyramidal scales four-poster. The statue is polychrome but severely damaged. -Niche of the Virgin (avenue Lamartine): Niche from the 17th century depicting the Virgin Mary on the façade of the House of the lizard (where lived Mistral with his mother from 1855 to 1876).
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