Trumeau


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Trumeau

A stone mullion supporting the middle portion of a tympanum.

trumeau

The central support of a medieval doorway.
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A 14-foot-wide, three-panel Trumeau mirror wall ($148,000) found in France is over 100 years old and very unusual, she says.
On the exterior, there was widespread pillage of easily reachable jamb statues and trumeau sculptures; beyond arm's length were objects specifically selected for depredation:
In such examples as the Madonna and Child on the trumeau of Amiens Cathedral, we find a tender image of mother and child, mutually adoring, which Balfe reads as a sign of the increasing power of motherhood "overcoming the deeply-imbedded misogyny of the patriarchal church, the courts and other institutions Mary spoke of and to a real and alternative power in maternity" (154).