Set of four capitals composed of three in marble and one in stone from the Gothic period, dating from the 13th century.
Two are decorated with similar decorations, (the 2nd and 4th in the photo from the left), known as hooks, which are ornaments finished with heads of foliage or rolled up buds. The smallest, (the 1st on the left), made of stone has volutes and a fluted shaft at the four corners.
The last one (the 3rd on the picture from the left) is made in a so-called hook decoration, but its particularity, on one of the four sides of the basket, is that it is armoured in the center with a fascé versus fascé coat of arms. In heraldry, this means that the coat of arms can be made of six, eight, twelve, or sixteen pieces, starting from a single line and whose enamels are alternated and opposed.
In this set of capitals, the reading of the compositions is clear and orderly, and their state of preservation is remarkable.
From the Greek, Kephalah meaning head, the capital is a set of moldings and ornaments that surmount columns, pillars, and antes, and are often placed under the architrave of a bay or under the drop of an arch.
In the Middle Ages, the Gothic style is particularly characterized by the ogival shapes of the vaults and arches. The Gothic succeeded the Romanesque style and was in use from the 13th to the 16th century exclusively.
From left to right on the pictures (with bases) :
1) H. 19cm L. 19cm
2) H. 25cm, L.19,5 cm
3) H.23cm, L.17cm P. 21cm
4) H.24cm, L. 19cm
Delevery information :
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Final amount including packing and shipment to be discussed with Galerie Alexandre Piatti.
3 200 €