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Capital

Limestone capital, carved in the Romanesque style.

Provenance

D. G. Kelekian, New York [see note 1]. By 1917, Hervey E. Wetzel (b. 1888 - d. 1918); 1918, by inheritance from her cousin, Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, Chicago [see note 2]; 1919, gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 31, 1919). Notes: [1] See W. Cahn and L. Seidel, "Romanesque Sculpture in American Collections, Vol. 1, New England Museums," New York, 1979, p.103. [2] See Wetzel's will of November 8, 1918 (copy in MFA curatorial files).

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel

French (Languedoc), Medieval (Romanesque), about 1200–50

Object Place

Toulouse, France

Accession Number

19.645

Medium or Technique

Stone; limestone

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Architectural elements