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Capital Hungarian Sculptor Reichenberger József (cast maker)


Hungarian Sculptor

Reichenberger József (cast maker) Budapest

Date 12th century (original), 1905 (cast)
Object type plaster cast
Medium, technique plaster cast

41 × 130 cm

Inventory number Rg.91
Collection Sculpture
On view Museum of Fine Arts, Ground Floor, Romanesque Hall

Capital of a half-column decorated with palm leaves and birds with their necks interwoven, from the cathedral of Gyulafehérvár (today Alba Iulia, Romania). Decorated with figural and foliage ornamentation, these Romanesque capitals date from the twelfth- and thirteenth-century period of the so-called second cathedral.
Commissioned by the museum in 1905, the cast was made by József Reichenberger in Budapest. It was built into the pillar of the Romanesque Hall in 1910.

This record is subject to revision due to ongoing research.

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