Comparing Romanesque Tympanums: Iconography & Function


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Where would we find a Romanesque tympanum?

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1. The Romanesque period was in what era of European history?

2. Where were elaborate tympana most often located?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What do you know about Roman tympanums? Find out with questions on key subjects like their location and the era known as the Romanesque period.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • The location of elaborate tympana
  • Message conveyed by the most common theme in Romanesque tympana
  • Historical event associated with La Madeleine in France

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of La Madeleine in France and its connection to an important event in history
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the era of the Romanesque period and the location of Roman tympanums
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the usual location of elaborate Romanesque tympana

Additional Learning

Feel free to learn more via the lesson entitled Comparing Romanesque Tympanums: Iconography & Function. As you watch the video, you'll be going over the following key areas:

  • Explanation of a tympanum
  • The Basilique Sainte Foy in France
  • Last Judgement as a common motif in tympanums
  • Tympanum of the Cathédrale Saint-Trophime