Late antiquity Visigoth capital. Ref.220
Late antiquity Visigoth capital. Early Middle Ages.
Marble capital from late antiquity or Visigoth. Capital with stylized acanthus leaves presenting a corded decoration on the abacus. Absence of astragalus common at this time. The base was dug at an undetermined time, probably for reuse as a font. This capital is part of the corpus of capitals from late antiquity with Roman remnants but already barbarian influences. The typology of this capital leads us to place it in the 5th century. Our capital would have been discovered anciently in the city of Nîmes, which places us in the Visigoth kingdom of Toulouse. The material used, a white marble from the Pyrenees, is typical of Occitanie production in the very early Middle Ages.
Related works: capital of Roquefort-sur-Garonne (Haute-Garonne), capital of Anla (Hautes-Pyrénées).
Works consulted: Cazes Jean-Paul. Molleville - Capital from late Antiquity or the very early Middle Ages. In: Archeology of the medieval South. Volume 4, 1986 - Boube Jean. Capitals from Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages in Comminges and Toulouse. In: Pallas, Special issue 1986. Mixtures offered to Mr. Michel Labrousse - Daniel Cazes, The question of Visigothic art in the Kingdom of Toulouse, 2020 - Narbonne and the Narbonnais in late antiquity, contribution of the the study of marble rocks the knowledge of sculpted works. Anne-Bénédicte Mérel-Brandenburg, Narbonne and Narbonnais in late antiquity, contribution of the study of marble rocks to the knowledge of sculpted works. 2016 ;
Origin: Nimes, France
Medium: White marble
Size: Height: 25cm Width: 35cm
Period: 5th century
Condition: Erosion, small crack stabilized
Price: 3 500€