Subject Matter: This capital
contains several grotesque figures (demons?)
Left face of this capital contains a naked emaciated (flayed?) humanoid figure
stooping forward. It has large head, curled hair, fluted ears, and a large open
mouth with prominent teeth. On the top of its head is a large shape which is so
damaged that it is impossible to tell what it was originally - some scholars
have suggested that it is a bird. The humanoid figure has cloven hooves instead
of feet. It's large hands are in front of it, holding an object that has been
broken off. Below it is a round object with a rim.
On the corner between the left face and the front face something been broken
off. It is impossible to tell whether this is just the edge of the capital, or
is some object being attacked by the figures on the capital's faces
On the central face of the capital: A grotesque figure stands behind a winged,
reptilian monster. The front figure has a large mouth with two tusks and a
protruding tongue. The front of its neck and body is marked with a line of small
holes. It has lion's feet and its body is covered with what appears to be hair.
It has large winds which appear to be covered with feathers. It appears to have
a curving tail. Behind it stands a humanoid figure with a large, round head and
an open mouth with two large protrubent teeth. (one broken off) In its hands is
a long object (a spear, a rope?) which leads to the broken area between the
central and left faces of the capital
Salet calls it a combat between two demons.
Compare to Nave capital 15.
Location within Floorplan
Placement in Elevation
Salet: Number 55-
North side of nave.
West side of sixth arcade pier.