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Capital - Capital

Capital

  • Object:

    Capital

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    late 15th or early 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Istrian stone

  • Museum number:

    1824-1892

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This architectural capital is carved with acanthus leaves and large volutes supporting the square abacus with incurved sides. One of the sides is decorated with a mask and on the opposite side there is a shield with roundels in rows.

Physical description

Capital. Istrian stone, carved with acanthus leaves and large volutes, supporting the square abacus with incurved sides. One of the sides is decorated with a mask, and on eht opposite side is a shield with roundels in rows, six, five, four, three, two and one.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

late 15th or early 16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Istrian stone

Dimensions

Height: 20.75 in, Width: 37.5 in

Object history note

Bought for £6.

Descriptive line

Capital, Istrian stone, acanthus, mask, Italy, late 15th or early 16th century

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

List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1892. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1893. pp. 229

Materials

Istrian stone

Subjects depicted

Volutes; Acanthus; Roundels; Shield; Mask

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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