Historiated Romanesque capital. Ref.169
Historiated Romanesque capital. Sculpture in high relief.
Very important engaged capital from the Romanesque period depicting Saint-Thomas and the Christ between two columns. On the side faces, holy women under Romanesque arches.
Related works: capitals of the Augustins museum in Toulouse ME60 & ME61 (Saint-Etienne Cathedral) for the abacus decorated with ribbons and the capitals ME263 (Saint-Paul abbey) & ME110 (cloister of the priory of the Daurade) for the scene presenting Saint-Thomas. Our capital is a bit later and shows early Gothic influences.
The plastic of the faces points towards Poitou with a striking similarity on certain panels of the arch of the Church Sainte-Eulalie de Benet. This regional origin has been confirmed by the previous owner. Origin french public auction.
Origin: South-West of France - Poitou
Size: Height 59cm
Period: 12th century
Condition: Small accidents and visible losses.
Price: on demand