Fibula Acanthus leaves
The design of this fibula is inspired by a marble capital carved with acanthus decoration - (5th - 6th - 7th centuries) - Abbey of Saint-Denis.
The Acanthus leaf is a recurring motif that originated in classical Greek architecture (Corinthian capitals, friezes), and has been used throughout the ages, undergoing variations in style and reversals, its plastic flexibility allowing it to be used and adapted in many ways.
The acanthus leaf is found in medieval art, particularly in sculpture, woodcarving and friezes. Romanesque architecture saw the return of decorated capitals, abandoned for centuries, and the foliage motif, particularly acanthus, was abundant; the Gothic period saw its decline, with forms becoming climbing and creeping, with huge scrolls of foliage.
It was not until the Renaissance, and the rediscovery of ancient motifs, that the acanthus leaf again became clearly recognisable in architectural works, and adorned all types of objects: stucco, furniture, metal art, textiles, painted decorations, etc. ...
Keep the jewel away from dust and moisture.
Avoid contact with perfume, chemicals and cosmetics; avoid getting the jewel wet.
- Maintenance :
- Eviter le contact avec l'eau, le produits chimiques et cosmétiques
- Artist :
- Art movement :
- Middle Age