Visigoth capital. Ref.209
Visigoth capital. Marble.
Rare Visigothic capital in marble from the Pyrenees. This pre-Romanesque capital is carved on all sides and has a very stylized decoration derived from acanthus leaves. The composition of leaves in the center of the sides of the basket evokes an extremely stylized human head. The highly stylized nature of the patterns directs us towards production from the first centuries of the kingdom of Toulouse, before the Visigoth style asserted itself with vigor. Related works: Visigoth capital from the Alcazaba Museum, Almeria, Spain.
Bibliography: The question of Visigothic art in the Kingdom of Toulouse, Daniel Cazes, 2020 - Hispanic pre-Romanesque art, Fontaine, 1973 - Art in Spain from the Visigoth kingdom at the end of Roman times, Pedro de Palol, 1967.
Origin: Northern Spain or Occitanie France
Medium: White marble
Size: Height 34 cm
Period: 6th - 7th century
Condition: Small gaps and cracks