Part of a limestone frieze, carved in low relief and representing a serpent's head attacking a floral motif within a rose window.
According to the expertise of Madame Jacqueline Boccador: "The stylistic study added to the determination of the stone makes it possible to locate the origins of this fragment at least to the town of Cluny and undoubtedly to the Abbey itself."
Saône-et-Loire. Romanesque. 11th-12th century.
Private collection of Mr. & Mrs. G. (Middelburg, The Netherlands); acquired from Mrs. Jacqueline Boccador on October 2, 1998 (we attach a copy of the expert's report); the stone was analyzed by Madame Annie Blanc on February 2, 1996.
Dimensions: H 14cm x W 14.5 cm x D 7cm