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Roman corner capital - France - 11th century
Roman corner capital - France - 11th century  - Sculpture Style Roman corner capital - France - 11th century  -
Ref : 77952
3 000 €
Period :
<= 16th century
Provenance :
France (La Rochelle?)
Medium :
Sandstone
Dimensions :
l. 7.48 inch X H. 17.32 inch X P. 14.96 inch
Sculpture  - Roman corner capital - France - 11th century <= 16th century - Roman corner capital - France - 11th century
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Roman corner capital - France - 11th century

A characteristic of Romanesque architecture, the capital can be understood as a symbol, according to the ancient definition of this term, i.e. an element defining a whole. Indeed, the evolution of architectural production could be analysed using only the tents.
In this case, our capital was intended to surmount a corner column, as suggested by the fact that two of these four faces are not decorated. Its basket is decorated with stylized acanthus leaves.
Until the end of the 11th century, sculptors favoured this decoration. Directly from the ancient aesthetic tradition, this motif is taken up and simplified in the image of the Romanesque buildings of this century, known for their sobriety and simplicity of their lines.

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