This magnificent marble capital of composite order was made in Italy in the 16th century.
The decoration in symmetrical high relief on the four faces presents imposing ionic volutes and different ornaments on the basket as well as acanthus leaves said to be hooked ending in heads of foliage.
A composite order is an architectural order that offers the same proportions and arrangements as the Corinthian order, of which it is a variety, a derivative.
It differs, in fact, from the latter by the composition of its capital, where ionic volutes and a spine carved in ovals are superimposed on the ornaments of the Corinthian chalice.
The Arch of Titus, erected in Rome by Emperor Domitian in 81 A.D., is the first example of a capital of composite order, with fluted shafts and capitals of composite order with volutes and acanthus leaves.
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35 000 €
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