16th century


Inventory sheet

This pilaster chapiter comes from the vanished Romanesque church of Amorim in Póvoa de Varzim and was probably used as a holy water font.
This example is decorated on three sides with figurative warrior scenes. The front displays two men, side by side, playing a musical instrument. On the left side, a man on horseback holds a sword in one hand and the musician’s hair in the other. On the right side, another male figure holds the musician’s right arm, while the latter holds his left arm.