Capital with Samson and an Attendant Fighting a Lion

North Spanish

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304

This capital and the one to the left depict, in a simple, almost abstract manner, a man and an animal engaged in combat. The capitals must have supported a principal arch, perhaps the entrance to the choir of a church. Here Samson, with long hair, struggles with the lion, assisted by two men, one with a mace, another with a knife.

Capital with Samson and an Attendant Fighting a Lion, Limestone, North Spanish

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