Romanesque capital Auvergne. Ref.231
Romanesque capital Auvergne. The three wise men.
Interesting Romanesque Auvergne capital carved on three sides and representing the three wise men. The sculpted faces represent three crowned kings on a decoration of stylized acanthus leaves. This Romanesque wall capital finds analogies in Auvergne Romanesque art from the end of the 12th century and the beginning of the 13th century. The material used, the naivety of the faces and the treatment of the eyes bring this sculpture closer to certain capitals of the cloister of the Benedictine abbey of Saint-André de Lavaudieu, the only Romanesque cloister in Auvergne preserved and dated from the 12th century.
The priory of nuns of Lavaudieu depended on the abbey of Chaise-Dieu.
Works consulted: Romanesque art in Auvergne another look - Bruno Phalip, Hervé Monestier · 2003, Romanesque Auvergne - Bruno Phalip and Philippe Hervou - 2013, Aspects of Romanesque art in Auvergne - G. Mourlevat - 1980, Lavaudieu: the treasures of an abbey - Anne Courtillé - Brioude 2009.
Origin: Auvergne, France
Medium: Volcanic stone
Size: H: 18cm - L: 27cm - D: 27cm
Period: 12th century
Condition: Accident on one of the faces.
Price: 3 800€