An Early Carved Decorative Capital
This capital depicting intricate iconography of an owl with outstretched wings on each face with gothic type arches below. The owl being a bird of mystical qualities in medieval times due to its silent nature when gliding on the wing.
This came as one of a pair bought privately from a client near Carcassonne France with the other listed separately on this page. Made from reconstituted stone first used by the Romans and thereafter adopted for use in Carcassonne in 1138 when repairing the medieval fortifications.
34.3 cms High (13.5 inches)34.3 cms Wide (13.5 inches)32.4 cms Deep (12.75 inches) Stock No.: