A Scene of the Capital

This is limestone statue that is showing a scene at the Capital. This is at 1175-1200, and found in Palencia. The scene is about two combatants dueling to prove that a woman did or did not commit adultery. The front of the statue (the bottom left) does not distinctly show two people fighting. But the side view of the statue (bottom right) shows a woman and a man together. I predict that those two are the adulterers.  There is more detail in the side view of the statue. The woman and man both have long, large heads. Their bodies are small and disproportionated. It was typical for artists at this time to not portray people or scenes in the right perspective.  However I am amazed though, because this is one huge chunk of limestone and it must have taken the artist a long time to sculpt it.


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