Bird with snake-like neck
The capital is striking for its originality and its plasticity.
Each side shows pairs of birds that turn their backs on each other. Their wings touch each other. Their heads are swivelled backwards so that their beaks face each other. The symmetrical bodies, with their elongated necks and tails, each form an s-shaped curve.
The surface treatment of the relief is refined and the inner ornament of the bodies rich in variations. A band of bead ornament decorates the neck and plumage of the birds.
The tails of the birds are linked together by a ring round their lower end and terminate in scrolled palmettes.
The decorated impost repeats a motif found in other capitals of this wing of the cloister: namely, a row of alternating upward- and downward-facing palmettes, separated from each other by three thin leaves.