Romanesque capital. Ref.210
Romanesque capital. 11th century.
Romanesque capital with hooks in sandstone probably from the abbey of Chaumousey (Vosges). This capital is carved on its 4 sides, with a rosette at the start of the hooks on 3 sides and a cross on the last. Digitations (degenerate acanthus leaves) on the first crown. It does not have an astragal like many 11th century Romanesque capitals. The abbey of Chaumousey was an abbey of the order of Saint-Augustin founded in 1090. The departmental museum of Epinal preserves a capital and various Romanesque and Gothic sculptures coming from this destroyed abbey, and all cut in this same gray sandstone.
Comes from a bourgeois estate of Epinal. Bibliography: Sculpture and dating, the renewal of an issue, Christian Sapin, 2021 - La Sculpture romane, Jean-rené Gaborit, 2012 - L'art roman, Rolf Toman, Achim Bednorz, 1999
Origin: Chaumousey, Vosges, France
Medium: Grey sandstone
Size: 14.5 x 31 x 30 cm
Period: Late 11th century
Condition: Small gaps on 2 scrolls
Price: 1 900€