Capital from Sant Miquel de Fluvià

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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.


Capitals from the site conserved in the museum

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

Purchased 1906

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Stone carving
Subject: Animal motif
Subject: Plant motif
Century: 12th
Part of a group of three capitals linked to the ensemble (with 24018 and 24019) of which other remains of the same monument and their surroundings are preserved. Proceeds from the cloister of the former monastery of Sant Miquel de Fluvià (Alt Empordà)
Anònim - Capital from Sant Miquel de Fluvià - First third of the 12th century
Capital from Sant Miquel de Fluvià