Pillar with Capital

South Italian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304

Each of the four faces of this pillar shows a different scrolled vine-and-leaf pattern. The exact use of the pillar is unclear. Along with an identical one now in Berlin, it may have been part of a pulpit or a canopy over an altar or a choir screen.

Pillar with Capital, Marble (Carrara marble), South Italian

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