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Sections of an early Christian colonnette capital

First decades of the 4th century AD

Greek island marble

Height: 8cm
Width: 9cm
Length: 9cm

Museum number: A35

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 48help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

This capital consists of two sections - a convex uncarved fillet abacus below which is an enrichment of four curled acanthus leaves springing from the corners and covering the body of the capital.

The style of the leaf carving is close to that of two examples of small capitals with similar lower acanthus in the Museo di Aquileia1 . The first is dated to the period of the Tetrarchs and the second to the first decades of the fourth century AD.

1 V. Scrinari, I Capitelli romani di Aquileia, Padua, 1952, nos. 37, 38.

Provenance help-art-provenance

Unrecorded.


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