Unknown origin


Second third of the 12th century 

This fragment of frieze of unknown origin was carved in limestone during the second third of the 12th century.
This is a motif which repeats horizontally where stylised acanthus leaves alternate with arcatures. It is interesting to note that this architectonic decoration is also found in illuminations in manuscripts, especially in the frame of written pages.

Dimensions of the object
H. 0.14 m ; l.  0.41 m : Prof.  0.17 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 066, Dépôt de la Société des Antiquaires de Normandie