Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Double Capital, mid–12th century
    France, Toulouse region, Languedoc (?)
    Marble; 15 1/2 x 19 1/4 in. (39.4 x 48.9 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1928 (28.81)

    The medieval sculptor transformed a Corinthian capital, substituting a head for the rosette that would have appeared at the center. On one side, it is the head of a man; on the other, a monkey: perhaps a warning of how easy it is to slide from humanity to bestiality.

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  • Double Capital, mid-12th century
    France, Toulouse region, Languedoc (?)
    Marble; 15 1/2 x 19 1/4 in. (39.4 x 48.9 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1928 (28.81)

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