Romanesque Cistercian marble capital. Ref.205
Romanesque Cistercian marble capital. Northern Italy.
Large capital with water leaf in red Verona marble. This type of capital is typical of 12th century Cistercian abbeys and represents a transition between Romanesque and Gothic art. The sobriety and aesthetics of this capital stand out clearly from the Cluniac and Benedictine sculptures. Our capital is carved on all sides and has a lily on the basket on the 4 sides, the astragal is well marked. The sheets of water, by their rounded extremities, initiate a transition towards the capitals with balls, also well known in Cistercian architecture. This style is very well represented at the Abbey of Sénanque (South of France).
Bibliography: The lilies on the capitals of the 11th century, Alain Deliquet - Views on the Cistercian world, from Cîteaux to Alcobaça, PEUGNIEZ B., 2002 - Cistercian art, Dimier A., Porcher J., 1962 - Saint Bernard. Cistercian art, Duby G., 1979.
Origin: Northern Italy
Medium: Verona marble
Size: Height 42cm
Period: 12th century
Condition: Very good condition
Price: on demand