medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture

"The abbey church at Hamborn was rebuilt in the seventeenth century.  
The adjoining 
cloister of 1170 retains some of its medieval appearance:"

Except for what looks like cement (?) plaster (?) resin (?) creatures 
around an old well. I see a rabbit and a peacock and something else 
in the foreground. Any idea whose (kitschy) notion that was? Reminds 
me of hideous plaster statues in otherwise pristine Romanesque 

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