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


End of the 11th century or early 12th century

The sober decoration of this capital carved in limestone consists of a narrow console between two scrolls and a six-pointed star carved in reserve in a circular basin.
The star motif is not in itself original as it is found in abundance in the archivolts of Romanesque portals, but its use on capitals is less common.

Dimensions of the object
H. 0.23 m ; l.  0.20 m ; Prof 0.25 m ; Diam. ast. 0.16 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 011, Dépôt de la Société des Antiquaires de Normandie