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