Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Capital decorated with a floral pattern
St. John's Church of the Hospitallers, Acre
Crusader period, 13th century
Stone, carved and painted
H: 35; W: 40; D: 40 cm
Israel Antiquities Authority
Accession number: IAA 1999-2153
 
 
Beginning in the 13th century, capitals become more delicately proportioned, reflecting the Gothic style. The floral images took on a naturalistic apperance, and the lively leaves appeared to float in space.

Publications:
Rozenberg, S. (ed.), Knights of the Holy Land: The Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1999

Exhibition:
Knights of the Holy Land: The Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Weisbord Pavilion, 15/07/1999 - 01/01/2000

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir