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Architectural Elements, Capital

Works of Art (15)

Arch with Running Vines, Leaves, and Fruit, 500–600, Byzantine; Said to be from the Monastery of Apa Apollo, Bawit, Egypt, Limestone (29.9.2a-v)
Capital with Bust of the Archangel Michael, ca. 1250–1300, Byzantine; Made in Constantinople, possibly from the Monastery of the Virgin Peribleptos ("All-Seeing"), now the Sulumanastir, a mosque, Marble (1983.167)
Capital with Four Heads, ca. 1230, Southern Italy, Apulia, probably Troia, Limestone (55.66)
Capital, Abbasid period (750–1258), late 8th century, Syria, probably Raqqa, Alabaster, gypsum, carved (36.68.1)
Capital, Spanish Umayyad period (756–1031), 10th century, Spain, probably Córdoba, Marble, carved (30.95.134)
Capital, with the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, From the Abbey of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, France, Limestone (25.120.60)
Composite Capital, Master G. A. with the Caltrop (Italian), From the Metropolitan Museum's copy of the Speculum Romanae magnificentiae (Mirror of Rome's Magnificence), Engraving (41.72[2.24])
Doorway, mid-12th century, French, Touraine; from the Church of Saint-Sulpice at Coulangé, near Tours, Limestone (25.120.878)
Double Capital, mid-12th century, France, Toulouse region, Languedoc (?), Marble (28.81)
Ionic capital, torus (foliated base), and parts of a fluted column shaft from the Temple of Artemis at Sardis, 4th century B.C., Greek, Lydian, Marble (26.59.1)
Jérusalem, Saint Sépulcre, détails de capiteaux (details of the capitals), 1854, Auguste Salzmann (French), Salted paper print from paper negative(2005.100.373.86)
Pillar with Capital, 800s, South Italian, Marble (18.70.21)
Portion of a Pilaster Capital with an Acrobat, ca. 1150–1170, French; From the Abbey of Saint-Martin-de-Savigny (now destroyed), near Lyon, Limestone (47.101.25)
Various Roman Ionic capitals compared with Greek examples, from Julien-David Le Roy's Les ruines des plus beaux monuments de la Grèce (1758): Plate 20 of Della magnificenza ed architettura de' romani, 1761, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian), Engraving (