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La maison de Bérenger Mage, viguier de Lagrasse au XIIIe siècle, et son plafond peint armorié

Abstract : In the 1270s the Mage, a bourgeois family in integration with the nobility, had a rich house built in Lagrasse. It shows its new social status by a hall realized in the fashionable Gothic style : carved decoration of the windows coming from the site of the cathedral of Carcassonne ; Ceiling painted mixing French and Hispanic influences. The currently visible part of the painted decoration shows geometric patterns and fantastic animals alternating with armed riders. The heraldic decoration, realized around 1278-1279 maybe by a workshop of Carcassonne, reflects the political and social situation. It evokes the war won in 1277 by France on the Castile for Navarre. Are represented kings involved in the conflict, barons of the Carcassonne’ Seneschalsy and members of the Mage family probably mobilized in this war. This decoration is an exceptional testimony to the patrician houses of the end of the 13th century and the dynamism of a city in full expansion.
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Gauthier Langlois, Julien Foltran, Jean-Pierre Sarret. La maison de Bérenger Mage, viguier de Lagrasse au XIIIe siècle, et son plafond peint armorié. Bulletin de la Société d'Études Scientifiques de l'Aude, Carcassonne : Société d'études scientifiques de l'Aude 2016, Supplément numérique, CXVI. ⟨hal-01964381v1⟩

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