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late 12th century
Overall: 11 3/4 x 20 1/8 x 9 7/8 in. (29.8 x 51.1 x 25.1 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1925
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 3
From the abbey church of St.-Guilhem-le-Desert, near Montpellier; George Grey Barnard American, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 1863–1938 New York, New York (until 1925) ; Pierre-Yvon Verniere, Aniane, France
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Art Treasures of the Metropolitan: A Selection from the European and Asiatic Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: H.N. Abrams, 1952. no. 40, pp. 49, 50, 221.

Schrader, J. L. "George Grey Barnard: The Cloisters and the Abbaye." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 37, no. 1 (Summer 1979). pp. 8-9, fig. 8-12.

Kletke, Daniel. "A New Reading of a Pilaster Capital from St.-Guilhem-le-Desert at The Cloisters." Metropolitan Museum Journal 30 (1995). p. 22, fig. 8.

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