Caen (Calvados), Abbey church of the Holy Trinity (Abbaye-aux-Dames)


First third of the 12th century 

This column capital originates from the Trinité church, in the Abbaye-aux-Dames, in Caen (Calvados). It was carved in limestone during the first third of the 12th century.
Juxtaposed almond motifs form the corbel. A slight protuberance in the corner is reminiscent of the corner scroll of capitals derived from the Corinthian style. On the completed face, the semicircular sections are underlined by a simple or moulded foliage decoration and the abacus is separated from the corbel by a groove.

Dimensions of the object
H. 0.29 m ; l.  0.44 m ; Prof. 0.34 m ; Diam. ast. 0.31 m  

- Loisel C, Inventaire de la collection lapidaire romane réunie par la Société des Antiquaires de Normandie, Mémoire de maîtrise, Université de Caen, 1972
- Thybert H, Inventaire du lapidaire roman du Musée de Normandie, Association Caen-Archéologie, 1992

Musée de Normandie, Caen, Calvados
DSAN 83 1218 007, Dépôt de la Société des Antiquaires de Normandie