Caen (Calvados)
Church of  St Pierre

Antefix cross

First third of the 12th century

Antefix cross in limestone which crowned one of the gables of the 12th century church. A cross with feet, whose extremities are decorated with foliage patterns, is encompassed by a circle decorated with posts. On the upper part of the circle, two disks are carved in reserve in a panel. The same arrangement of disks can be seen in the road crosses or cemetery crosses of Feuguerolles-sur-Orne (Calvados), Rocquancourt (Calvados) and Thaon (Calvados) all three of which seem to date from the 12th century.

Dimensions of the object
H. 0.54 m ; l.  0.46 m ; Prof. 0.15 m 

- Congrès de la Société Française d'Archéologie, vol. 1, Caen, 1908
- Loisel C, Inventaire de la collection lapidaire romane réunie par la Société des Antiquaires de Normandie, Mémoire de maîtrise, Université de Caen, 1972
- Thybert H, Inventaire du lapidaire roman du Musée de Normandie, Association Caen-Archéologie, 1992

Musée de Normandie, Caen, Calvados
DSAN 83 1218 028, Dépôt de la Société des Antiquaires de Normandie