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Double Capital Depicting Saints Cosmas and Damian (Guild of Barber-Surgeons)
English: Guilds of various natures often sponsored artworks. In this late fifteenth-century capital from a monastery in Gascony (France), the arms of the guild of barber-surgeons is prominently displayed. The coat of arms depicts the tools of the trade (scalpel and scissors) and is flanked by two famous doctor saints from Antiquity: Cosmas and Damian. The inscription reads, "Saints Cosmas and Damian pray for us." Another doctor holding a flask up to the light is pictured on the right; on the back, two medical saints (possibly Gervasius and Protasius) complete the decoration.
Date late 15th century
date QS:P,+1450-00-00T00:00:00Z/7
Medium gray-white marble
Dimensions H: 13 7/8 x L: 18 1/2 in. (35.3 x 47 cm)
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place of creation Florence, Italy
Object history
  • Walters Art Museum, 1967, by purchase
Credit line Museum purchase with funds provided by the S. and A. P. Fund, 1967
Inscriptions [Transcription] With arms of the Barbers and Surgeons Guild: Sce. Cosme et Damiane orate pro nobis [Translation] Saints Cosmas and Damian, pray for us
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