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Corbel fragment in the shape of a gargoyle

Corbel fragment in the shape of a gargoyle

Corbel fragment in the shape of a gargoyle

Stone

IAA:

2009-1365

Archaeology/Islamic Art & Archaeology

This sculptural fragment probably decorated the edge of a building. Sculpted corner corbels were popular in Europe from the 12th century onward. The head, which is shown looking downward, supports the flat part of the bracket, which bore the weight of the roof.