Caen (Calvados), Abbey church of St stephen


12th century 

These paired column capitals originate from the church of Saint-Etienne, in the Abbaye-aux-Hommes, in Caen (Calvados). They were carved in limestone during the 12th century.
These capitals are paired, but separated on the upper part by a console, consisting of a flat leaf; the point culminates in a hook, acting as a corner volute.
This corbel - and especially this type of supporting console - presents a link with some of the capitals in the church of Saint-Nicolas in Caen.

Dimensions of the object
H.  0.20 m ; l.  0.48 m ; Prof.  0.45 m ; Diam. ast. 0.20 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 235, Dépôt de la Société des Antiquaires de Normandie