Capital from Sant Miquel de Fluvià
Capital decorated with a composition combining a floral theme with a figurative one, through a scheme that is repeated identically and symmetrically on all four sides. The lower part consists of a row of broad smooth leaves, pointing towards each corner, from which emerges and hangs an oval-shaped fruit. Above this level part of the body of a ram is depicted, virtually the head, the neck and the front legs, pointing towards the corners. Above this is the abacus, which in the middle merges with a human head. There are no signs of the existence of a neck. The relief shows the clear volumes, although at the corners fretwork is resorted to in the part that connects the leaves and the animals’ heads; however, it maintains a certain roughness, almost certainly, and in part, due to the type of stone used.
For more information consult the article by Jordi Camps in the blog: Three Romanesque capitals from Sant Miquel de Fluvià identified in the Museu Nacional
First third of the 12th century
41.5 x 41 x 41 cm