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Historiated capital

Historiated capital

Historiated capital

Marble and lead

H: 31; W: 27; D: 15 cm

IAA:

1947-1477

Archaeology/Islamic Art & Archaeology

The style of this capital recalls capitals from the 12th-century France, though it is unknown whom the figures seated on the bench represent. The one on the right, whose irises are emphasized by round lead inlays, wears a long robe and a cap and is shown stroking his beard. He may represent one of the Apostles, who are sometimes depicted performing this gesture. The middle figure probably represents an old man, judging from his tunic, his shoes, and the way he rests his hands on his knees.

From the Israel Museum publications:

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