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Pilaster

Pilaster

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (made)

  • Date:

    7th century - 11th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved limestone

  • Museum number:

    855-1901

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This pilaster capital is carved from limestone with a triangular leaf-like form with two volutes at the top, between two leaf-shaped compartments, each filled with an S-shaped scroll terminateing in trefoils. Above and below are two bands of zig-zag ornament.

Physical description

Pilaster-capital, carved limestone. Carved en creux with a triangular leaf-like form with two volutes at the top, between two leaf-shaped compartments, each filled with an S- shaped scroll terminating in trefoilds. Above and below are two bands of zig-zag ornament.

Place of Origin

Egypt (made)

Date

7th century - 11th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved limestone

Dimensions

Height: 19 cm, Width: 25 cm

Object history note

Given by Henry Wallis Esq.

Descriptive line

Coptic pilaster, Egypt, 7th to 11th centuries

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

List of Works of Art acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum during the Year 1901 arranged according to the Dates of Acquisition. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office. Wyman and Sons. 1904. pp.144

Materials

Limestone

Techniques

Carved

Subjects depicted

Trefoils; Capitals; Leaf; Volutes

Categories

Architecture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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