Abbey, cloister arcade :
A cubic capital with animal heads at the angles from whose mouths
emerge beaded bands marking the borders of the semi-circular zones.
In the centre of each face there is another animal head from which
further beaded bands emerge. The bands are interwoven with foliage.
All four sides of the abacus are carved with leaf motifs in triangular
frames. The capital comes from the cloister arcade.
(Photo : © Reading Museum & Art Gallery)