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half capital with interlace and hands
  • France
  • half capital with interlace and hands, 1100s
  • Where object was made: France
  • limestone
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 47.2 x 49.5 x 35.6 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 18 9/16 x 19 1/2 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1957.0073

This half capital, carved on three sides, has, on its lower surface, four ribbons of three strands each which intertwine to form interlocked circles. In its upper part, the capital has schematized foliage and vines in two strands forming a second, flat interlacing pattern. On each face, a hand reaches down: two are extended palm outward and one clutches the vine.