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Capital with Harpies. Silos. 13x13x6cm

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High quality figures in reconstituted marble (resin + powder and marble grain). Patina of aged with natural lands. Reproductions or inspirations in old models.

Measurements: Height: 13 cm. Width: 13 cm. Depth: 6 cm.

Capital with Harpies of the Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos.

Among the beautiful capitals of the Western gallery of the cloister of the Benedictine Monastero of Silos, it is worth mentioning that known as ‘the Harpies’. Stylistically it is attributed to the so-called ‘second workshop’, active in the final years of the 12th century and responsible according to the experts of the culmination of the lower floor of the cloister. The sculpted motif, the Harpies, is one of the most represented by the medieval plastic of the medieval ‘bestiary’: These are fantastic animals, mermaids-birds, with head of woman and bodies and claws of bird. Since antiquity and throughout the Middle Ages they were resorted at the time of representing the temptation, although they were also considered animals psychopombos, or what is the same, carriers of souls.


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