Capital with an Angel Emerging from a Cloud


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304

The angel emerging from a cloud suggests that a figure on a column below completed the composition, perhaps one of the Virgin of the Annunciation. Capitals decorated with similar acanthus foliage are found in other churches in Burgundy, for instance at Avallon, Vezelay, and Donzy-le-Pré.

Capital with an Angel Emerging from a Cloud, Limestone, French

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View with Angel coming out of Clouds