Ouistreham (Calvados)
Church of St Samson

Springing stones

Second third of the 12th century 

Anthropomorphic springing stones in limestone. The decoration of each of these consists of a torus surmounted with a broken staff. The triangular space thus created in the upper part contains a human mask.

Dimensions of an item
H.  0.19 m ; l.  0.16 m ; Prof. 0.24 m 

- Thybert H, Inventaire du lapidaire roman du Musée de Normandie, Association Caen-Archéologie, 1992

Musée de Normandie, Caen, Calvados
DSAN 83 1218 196, DSAN 83 1218 046, DSAN 83 1218 154, DSAN 83 1218 188 et DSAN 83 1218 197, Dépôt de la Société des Antiquaires de Normandie