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Corbel - Corbel


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    end of 15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Istrian stone

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This istrian stone corbel is carved with volutes, egg and tongue ornament and astragal bands. There is a panel beneath which is carved in low relief with a lozenge outline by scrolls and a rosette enclosed within an oval compartment.

A corbel is a piece of stone jutting out of a wall, used to carry any superincumbent weight such as a balconies, or a small arcade.

Physical description

Corbel. Istrian stone, of Ionic form, carved with volutes, and egg and tongue and astragal bands. A panel beneath is carved in low relief with a lozenge, outlined by scrolls and enclosing a rosette within an oval compartment. Roses fill the remainde of the spaces.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


end of 15th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Istrian stone


Height: 15 in, Width: 17.5 in, Depth: 10.75 in

Object history note

Bought for 15s.

Descriptive line

Corbel, Istrian stone, carved, Italy, end of 15th 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


Istrian stone

Subjects depicted

Scrolls; Rosette; Astragal; Volutes; Egg and dart moldings; Lozenge


Sculpture Collection

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