MEDIEVAL SCULPTOR, German
(active c. 1240 in Hesse)

Man in vine foliage

c. 1240
Stone
Protestant parish church, Gelnhausen

With a few exceptions, there are no counterparts to the extensive visual narratives on the capitals in Spain, southern France and Burgundy, in German churches. Most of the capitals only have geometric shapes, animals and plant decorations, masks, or monsters. The picture shows an example from the choir arcade of the former St Mary's in Gelnhausen (Hesse).