Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Capital with Saint George and the Dragon

12th–13th century
Made in Narbonne (?), France
Stone (Calcitic Dolomite)
Overall: 10 1/2 x 10 5/8 x 9 1/4 in. (26.7 x 27 x 23.5 cm)
Diameter of base: 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Fogg Art Museum, 1922
Accession Number:
Not on view
Arthur Kingsley Porter, Cambridge, Mass. (until 1922); donated by Porter to Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. (1922)
Katonah Museum of Art. "Love and Courtship in the Middle Ages," October 2, 2005–January 1, 2006.

Breck, Joseph. "Three Capitals from Saint-Pons." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, o.s., 17, no. 5 (May 1922). pp. 111-13, fig. 1.

Porter, Arthur Kingsley. "Romanesque Capitals." Notes – Fogg Art Museum 1, no. 2 (June 1922). p. 32.

Porter, Arthur Kingsley. Romanesque Sculpture of the Pilgrimage Roads. Vol. 8. Boston: Marshall Jones Company, 1923. p. 11, pl. 1273.

Seidel, Linda. "Romanesque Capitals from the Vicinity of Narbonne." Gesta 11, no. 1 (1972). pp. 39, 41, 42, fig. 13a-d.

Lugand, Jacques. "La Sculpture à Saint-Pons-de-Thomières." In Languedoc Roman: le Languedoc Méditerranéen. [Saint-Léger-Vauban]: Zodiaque, 1975. p. 295.

McCarthy Irgens, Laurie. "Medieval Arts: Special Loans." Bulletin of the Krannert Art Museum 2, no. 1 (1976). pp. 4–5, ill.

Songs of Glory: Medieval Art from 900 to 1500. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Museum of Art, 1985. no. 12, p. 89.

Little, Charles T., David L. Simon, and Leslie Bussis Tait. "Romanesque Sculpture in North American Collections. XXV. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Part V: Southwestern France." Gesta 26, no. 1 (1987). no. 8, pp. 68-69, fig. 8.

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