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.