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    In what way do the following figures embody Romanesque sculptural style? (1) Lions and Old Testament prophet, trameau south portal of Saint-Pierre, Moissac, France; and (2) Head reliquary of Saint Alexander, from Stavelot Abbey, Belgium

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    The Romanesque style occurred during a time of religious competition. Masses of people went on pilgrimages to the various sites where important spiritual relics were claimed to be located. These churches competed in glamour and wealth to appeal to the pilgrims. Kleiner (2009) states that sculpture of this time "was a means of impressing--and educating--a new and largely illiterate audience" (Kleiner, ...

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