Romanesque capital. Ref.227
Romanesque capital. Paris, potentially Saint-Martin-des-Champs.
Elegant limestone corner capital. Trace of polychromy at the bottom of the basket. Our capital presents a decoration of foliage, palmettes and intertwined tori. This Romanesque capital evokes the capitals of the apse of the priory church of Saint-Martin-des-Champs dating from the years 1130-1135. The ambulatory of this church also has very similar corner capitals.
Related works: capitals from the lapidary deposit of Saint-Martin-des-Champs.
Works consulted: Sculptures of the 11th - 12th centuries Romanesque and early Gothic art, catalog of the National Museum of the Middle Ages, thermal baths of Cluny, Xavier Dectot, Paris 2005.
Origin: Paris, France
Size: Height: 28cm Width: 31cm
Period: First half of the 12th century
Condition: Missing at the bottom of the basket.
Price: on demand