Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Grenoble Archaeological Museum | Romanesque Capitals

I don’t really have much to say about this collection of 12th century sandstone capitals other than to note that they are absolutely gorgeous. They were originally from several different Romanesque features of the church, before being disassembled and reused elsewhere. They have been found during various conservation works and during the course of the excavations here. I just adore their variety and freshness – even after the best part of 900 years – and the thought that if they bring a smile to my face now, they probably did exactly the same for those who saw them when they were first carved.

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