Unknown origin


First third of the 12th century

Zoomorphic modillion in limestone. An animal originally presented with its mouth open only survives with the mandible with some powerful teeth, the pupils of the eyes are drilled with a trepan, and the eyebrows represented by incisions. The upper jaw has disappeared.

Dimensions of the object
H. 0.23 m ; l.  0.15 m ; Prof. 0.32 m  

- 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 247, Dépôt de la Société des Antiquaires de Normandie