Sacra di San Michele
(Piedmont, Italy)
San Michele
Surveyed: 1992-98, 2004, 2011, 2015
This is an experimental section where John James is attempting to identify the carvers though the use of common templates and/or a recognisable manners of carving. Such a large-scale analysis of all the capitals in these buildings has not been attempted before. As an ongoing enterprise that is still in its infancy, we seek your input. John believes this has the potential to increase our understanding of how they worked and to provide a more solid basis for dating than we have had.
Undercroft staircase with the surrounding walls and capitals
Portal bases in marble
Portal jambs, 5 altogether
Portal capitals and imposts

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