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Architecture

Architecture

  • Place of origin:

    France (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1150 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Limestone

  • Museum number:

    A.20-1910

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The column perhaps originally topped slender columns on a small doorway. The composition on this capital is echoed by capitals of the Jura region, at Baume-les-Messieurs and Besancon. The shape and proportion of the column are common to this region.

Physical description

Capital is carved on each of three sides with a fan-shaped device of palm leaves and bunches of grapes at the corners.

Place of Origin

France (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1150 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Limestone

Dimensions

Height: 23.3 cm, Width: 22.8 cm

Object history note

The column perhaps originally topped slender columns on a small doorway. The composition on this capital is echoed by capitals of the Jura region, at Baume-les-Messieurs and Besancon. The shape and proportion of the column are common to this region.
Given by J.H. Fitzhenry.

Descriptive line

Architecture capital, stone, carved with fan shape device, North-eastern France or South-western Germany, ca. 1150

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Williamson, Paul. Catalogue of Romanesque Sculpture. Victoria & Albert Museum, London 1983, p. 29, cat.no. 11

Production Note

North-eastern France or South-western Germany

Materials

Limestone

Subjects depicted

Grapes; Palm leaf

Categories

Architecture; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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