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Corbel - Corbel

Corbel

  • Object:

    Corbel

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    late 15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Terracotta

  • Museum number:

    438A-1891

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This corbel or capital is decorated with two winged Tritons with scrolls above and a mask at the centre of the abacus. Several capitals would have been cast from the same mould and used to decorate a building.

Physical description

Corbel, pair, terracotta; in form of a capital decorated in relief with a garland in the centre supported by two winged Tritons with scrolls above.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

late 15th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Terracotta

Dimensions

Height: 11.5 in, Width: 13 in

Object history note

Bought for £5.

Descriptive line

Corbel, terracotta, garland, winged Triton, scrolls, North Italy, late 15th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1891. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1892. pp. 72

Materials

Terracotta

Subjects depicted

Garland; Scrolls (motifs)

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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