Double Capital with Masks and Birds
Made in Languedoc, France
Overall: 15 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 11 3/8 in. (39.4 x 49.5 x 28.9 cm)
weight: 195lb. (88.5kg)
Rogers Fund, 1928
The medieval sculptor transformed an older Roman Corinthian capital, substituting a head for the rosette that would have appeared at the center. On one side, it is the head of a man; on the other, a monkey: perhaps a warning to the viewer to avoid sinking into bestiality.
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