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Capital - Capital


  • 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 capital is in the Ionic architectural order, with large volutes and bands of egg and tongue and astragal ornament. The abacus, the flat slab forming the uppermost part of a column, has incurved sides.

Physical description

Capital, Istrian stone, of Ionic form, with large volutes and bands of egg and tomgue and astragal ornament. The abacus has incurved sides and a small portion of the fluted column is attached to the capital.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


end of 15th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Istrian stone


Height: 6.25 in, Width: 19.5 in

Object history note

Bought for £2. 10s.

Descriptive line

Capital, Istrian stone, egg and dart, astragal, Italian, 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. 234.


Istrian stone



Subjects depicted

Egg and dart moldings; Astragal; Volutes


Sculpture Collection

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