Le Maître de Cabestany
An anonymous 12th century sculptor, the Master of Cabestany was not recognised until as late as the 1930s when a Romanesque-style tympanum was unearthed during renovation work at the parish church of Cabestany.
Since then, identified only by certain similarities, over 100 superbly crafted pieces of sculpture have been attributed to the anonymous Master. However, it was the tympanum at Cabestany which made his name.
Mouldings were taken from his works, and castings were made in stone, reproducing the same grain and colour as the originals.
Cabestany opened a museum in an old winemaking cave (Centre de Sculpture Romane, Parc Guilhem, 66330 CABESTANY Tel 04 68 08 15 31) devoted to Romanesque sculpture.