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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, production, France, Avignon

Production
Note:

France, Avignon

Category:

sculpture

Name:

capital

Date:

circa 1150 circa 1200
second half of the 12th century

School/Style:

Romanesque

Period:

12th Century

Description:

Capital of a column, marble, the sides carved with a man seated on a throne playing the harp, probably the psalmist, David, with an eagle above and to the right of him, a woman riding a horse, possibly the Virgin Mary, and another woman leading the horse with her right hand and holding an eagle on her left. Round the upper edge there is a row of drilled beading with below, foliated scrolls flanking the figures.

Technique(s):

carving; whole
drilled; upper border

Material:

white marble; whole

Technique
Description:

marble, carved and drilled

Dimension:

height, whole, 29.8, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1964; Smith, Arnold John Hugh

Notes(s):

Probably from the Romanesque cloister of Notre-Dame-des-Doms, Avignon, which was destroyed during the French Revolution. The remaining fragments were dispersed in 1822.

Acquisition Credit:

Bequeathed by Arnold John Hugh Smith through the National Art Collections Fund.

Exhibition(s):

Exhibition of French Art 1200-1900. 1932-01 - 1932-03
Organiser: Royal Academy of Arts, London, England
Venue: Royal Academy of Arts, London
Catalogue number: 1000

Documentation:

, National Art-Collections Fund1965. National Art-Collections Fund Sixty-first Annual Report 1964.London: p. p. 16
Publ. p. 16, no. 2155, A.J. Hugh Smith Bequest

, The Fitzwilliam Museum1965. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Annual Report for the Year ending 31 December 1964.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press
Publ. Illustrated plate III, top right

Taylor, M. R.. Georges-Bloch-Jahrbuch des Kunstgeschichtlichen Seminars der Universität Zürich.p. p. 539
Publ. stated as from Toulouse, Languedoc by M.R. Taylor, p. 539

1933. Commemmorative Catalogue of the Exhibition of French Art 1200-1900.Oxford: p. p. 210
Publ. cat. no. 1000, p. 210

Borg, Alan. A Further Note on a Marble Capital in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
Source Title: Burlington Magazine CX (June-1968) : pp. 312-6
p. pp. 312-6
Publ. stated as from Notre-Dame-des-Dome, Avignon, with two similar in Musée Granet, Aix, pp. 312-6

Accession:

Object Number: M.1-1964
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 31110; input: 2001-06-27; modified: 2018-12-12)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/31110





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