Unknown origin


First third of the 12th century

This modillion of unknown origin carved in limestone during the first third of the 12th century.
This anthropomorphic head presents a fairly simple execution but is not lacking in originality : the line of the eyebrows is extended on the forehead by curved lines arranged in parallel, reminiscent of wrinkles and endowing the face with a certain expressiveness.

Dimensions of the object
H. 0.21 m ; l.  0.24 m ; Prof. 0.18 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 246, Dépôt de la Société des Antiquaires de Normandie