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Capital with a Centaur Battling a Man with Bow and Arrow

ca. 1175–1200
Made in Palencia, Spain
North Spanish
Overall: 16 1/4 x 20 x 21 1/2 in. (41.3 x 50.8 x 54.6 cm)
weight: 459lb. (208.2kg)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1921
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
Like the capital to the right, this one depicts a man and animal engaged in combat and in a similar almost abstract manner. Here the centaur engages a man with bow and arrow.
[ Charles Dikran Kelekian, New York (sold 1921)]
Breck, Joseph. "A King of Judah and Other Mediaeval Sculptures." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, o.s., 16, no. 3 (March 1921). pp. 51-52, fig. 3.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Guide to the Collections: Medieval Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1962. fig. 39.

Simon, David L. "Romanesque Art in American Collections. XXI. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Part I: Spain." Gesta 23, no. 2 (1984). no. 6, pp. 155-56, fig. 10.

Benton, Janetta Rebold. The Medieval Menagerie: Animals in the Art of the Middle Ages. New York: Abbeville Press, 1992. p. 29, fig. 13, ill. p. 26.

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