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.
The corbel is ornamented with beaded interlacing patterns and acanthus flowers in flat relief, with the point turning downwards. The console carries a curious mask, which is also in low relief. Below it is a cavity, probably hollowed out at a later date. 

Dimensions of the object
H. 0.29 m ; l.  0.36 m ; Prof. 0.35 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 018, Dépôt de la Société des Antiquaires de Normandie