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1669 - Eglise Notre-Dame de la Visitation - Villers-la-Ville, Brabant Wallon, Belgique
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Waldog
N 50° 34.647 E 004° 31.783
31U E 608308 N 5603954
Quick Description: [FR] Chronogramme gravé sous la petite niche baroque de la tour. [EN] Chronogram engraved under the small baroque niche of the tower.
Location: Brabant wallon, Belgium
Date Posted: 11/29/2018 1:20:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMZM4T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 1

Long Description:
[FR]

Contre la façade occidentale de l'église se dresse la tour d'origine romane fortement restaurée qui comporte quatre niveaux en léger retrait l'un par rapport à l'autre.
La face méridionale de la tour est ornée d'une porte cintrée surmontée d'une petite niche baroque à volutes dont la base porte un chronogramme de 1669, difficilement lisible :

beneDICtatV In MVLIerIbVs

[EN]

On the western side of the church stands the strongly restored Romanesque tower, which has four levels set back slightly from each other.
The southern face of the tower is decorated with a curved door surmounted by a small baroque niche whose base bears a difficult to read chronogram from 1669:

beneDICtatV In MVLIerIbVs
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: beneDICtatV In MVLIerIbVs

English translation of the chronogram: Blessed along all women [FR] Bénie entre toutes les femmes

Pure chronogram?: yes

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

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