Cloister Capitals: Samson and Chimeras
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Cloister Capitals: Samson and Chimeras

Left: Samson slaying the lion (Judges 14; column 97); right: various chimeras or hybrid creatures (column 96). Human faces occupy the abacus above. Carved capitals in the west gallery of the cloister, late 14th century. Saint-Trophime, Arles, France.