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Scrolled tendril decoration with animals

The capital shows two clearly demarcated registers of plant interlacing that covers its surface. Paired tendrils, tied together with tripartite clasps, form roundels in which small sideways-turned palmettes springing from their curled terminations are placed. The arms of the volutes are scored with vertical grooves – an often-used motif in this cloister. The frieze on the impost block is decorated on each side with paired animals facing each other on either side of a stylized plant: lions on the east and west, ram and she-goat on the south, griffins on the north side.