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Greek Doric Order

Print
1769 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This print was published by the Society of Dilettanti in Volume 1 of Ionian Antiquities, in 1769. It was one of the earliest works to make surveys of real Greek buildings and it shows a capital entablature and cornice found near the temple of Athene Polias at Priene (about 334 BC). The National Art Library also holds a copy of the series.

This print was engraved by Thomas Miller after Nicholas Revett, and it shows a Greek capital in the Doric order. It is shown with an undecorated echinus finishing in a set of bands. The flutings of Greek Doric columns normally have no flat moulding between them.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Engraving on paper
Brief Description
Engraving. Thomas Miller after Nicholas Revett. Greek Doric Order from Volume I of Ionian Antiquities, published by Society of Dilettanti in England, 1769.
Physical Description
Engraving illustrating the Greek Doric Order. The Greek capital is shown with an undecorated echinus finishing in a set of bands.
Dimensions
  • Height: 36.5cm
  • Width: 24.7cm
Object history
The much simpler form of the Greek capital is shown with an undecorated echinus finishing in a set of bands. The flutings of Greek Doric columns normally have no flat moulding between them.



This print is from Volume 1 of Ionian Antiquities (1769), published by the Society of Dilettanti, one of the earliest works to make surveys of real Greek buildings. It shows a capital entablature and cornice found near the temple of Athene Polias at Priene (about 334 BC).
Production
From the book Volume 1 of Ionian Antiquities
Subjects depicted
Summary
This print was published by the Society of Dilettanti in Volume 1 of Ionian Antiquities, in 1769. It was one of the earliest works to make surveys of real Greek buildings and it shows a capital entablature and cornice found near the temple of Athene Polias at Priene (about 334 BC). The National Art Library also holds a copy of the series.



This print was engraved by Thomas Miller after Nicholas Revett, and it shows a Greek capital in the Doric order. It is shown with an undecorated echinus finishing in a set of bands. The flutings of Greek Doric columns normally have no flat moulding between them.
Collection
Accession Number
29481:58

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record createdApril 14, 2005
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