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Romanesque capital of a column, from Avignon

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An image of Sculpture. Capital of a column, the sides carved with a man seated on a throne playing the harp, probably the psalmist, David, with an eagle above and to the right of him, a woman riding a horse, possibly the Virgin Mary, and another woman leading the horse with her right hand and holding an eagle on her left. Round the upper edge there is a row of drilled beading with below, foliated scrolls flanking the figures. White marble, carved and drilled, height, whole, 29.8 cm.  Production Place: France, Avignon. Probably from the Romanesque cloister of Notre-Dame-des-Doms, Avignon. Circa 1150-1200. Romanesque.

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Sculpture. Capital of a column, the sides carved with a man seated on a throne playing the harp, probably the psalmist, David, with an eagle above and to the right of him, a woman riding a horse, possibly the Virgin Mary, and another woman leading the horse with her right hand and holding an eagle on her left. Round the upper edge there is a row of drilled beading with below, foliated scrolls flanking the figures. White marble, carved and drilled, height, whole, 29.8 cm. Production Place: France, Avignon. Probably from the Romanesque cloister of Notre-Dame-des-Doms, Avignon. Circa 1150-1200. Romanesque.

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  • Accession Number: M.1-1964
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/45.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Andrew Norman
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 877 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 648.53kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 45/1
  • Captured: 2013:02:27 16:09:53

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12th Century capital carved David Fitz_AA French harp King David marble Medieval Romanesque sculpture

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