The Tannery archaeology site. Historical Interpretation Centre of Medieval Granollers

Corbel

Corbel, anonymous, 15th century, limestone, 24 × 36.5 × 30 cm. Photo: MDG

Corbel, anonymous, 15th century, limestone, 24 × 36.5 × 30 cm. Photo: MDG

Corbel with a group of praying people or chanters kneeling in front of a lectern on which an open book is resting. The faces of the figures are virtually identical, with short hair, almond-shaped eyes with arched eyebrows and clearly defined lips. They are all wearing a monk’s habit.

Even though we are not sure about its location within the Gothic church of Sant Esteve in Granollers, from the photographic documentation we can see that the arches of the vault and the transverse ribs of the central nave started from large corbels interlinked by a small moulded cornice. The arches supporting the choir also started from corbels.

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