PRE-ROMANESQUE SCULPTOR, Visigothic
(active 8th century in Zamora)

Capital

8th century
Stone
San Pedro de la Nave, El Campillo (Zamora)

This small church has a set of historiated capitals, among the earliest examples in the Middle Ages. The decorative elements on the impost blocks are similar to those found on the exterior apse wall of Quintanilla de las Vinas, and the style of the historiated scenes has the same characteristics as the carvings at Quintanilla.

The inside of San Pedro de la Nave is decorated with reliefs, many of which constitute a frieze with geometrical and plant motifs.

The picture shows the capital with birds pecking grapes.