MEDIEVAL SCULPTOR, French
(active mid-11th century in the Loire region)
Abbaye de Fleury, Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire
The picture shows a historiated capital, representing the martyrs, from the upper level of the tower-porch of the Abbaye de Fleury in Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire. This monument is exceptional for the series of capitals decorating it. On the ground floor, the acanthus reigns on the large capitals, however, the human figure invades the capitals on the upper floors.