Caen (Calvados),
Abbey church of St stephen


Last third of the 11th century 

This modillion originates from the church of Saint-Etienne, in the Abbaye-aux-Hommes, in Caen (Calvados). It was carved in limestone during the last third of the 11th century.
It shows a wrinkled monster's head, with its mouth wide open. This theme is often found on Romanesque modillions, especially on the outside of the main apse of the Abbaye-aux-Dames in Caen.

Dimensions of the object
H.  0.19 m ; l.  0.16 m ; Prof.  0.23 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 025, Dépôt de la Société des Antiquaires de Normandie