“Si costruisce il capitello prima della colonna: l’ossessione di incoronare qualcosa che ancora non esiste.”

Fabrizio Caramagna

Two Large Capitals

France, 13th-14th century


h. cm 49 x l. cm 48

The kalathos are splayed and entirely sculpted with a continuous line of high-relief vine shoots and grapes, which as a symbol of well-being, fertility and benediction in the Christian faith, denote the church origins of the two sculptures.

The two capitals are crowned by an octagonal abacus.

Excellent state of conservation.

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