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The Capture of Christ

The Capture of Christ
Date : 1120-1130
Designation : chapiteau de colonnes triples
Field : Sculpture
Material : Pierre
Technique : Bas-relief
Dimensions (cm) : Largeur : 52 Hauteur : 35 Profondeur : 52
Location : Exhibited
Room : salle romane
Inventory number : ME 131

La Daurade - Second workshop

The scene takes place outside, in the Olive Garden where the soldiers have come to arrest Christ, betrayed by Judas.The story is told continuously across the whole of the front of the capital.
The figures are tiered in such a way as to suggest depth and the figure of Christ is in very high relief in the foreground, while in the background, the very shallow relief of the spears suggests distance.
The preciousness of the textured background behind the spears, the elongated silhouettes of the figures, the elegance of the drapery and the liveliness and expressiveness of the figures whose movements are carefully depicted, all add up to give this scene a dramatic impact never seen before.

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