Griffin Gallery Antiquities

On Artifacts and Fine Art

Certificate of Authenticity
10% Discount On Most Items *
Reasonable Offers Encouraged
Roman Bronze Iconic Style Capital with Lion Head

Roman Bronze Iconic Style Capital with Lion Head

browse these categories for related items...
Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Bronze: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1388944

Please refer to our stock # 3258 when inquiring.
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
View Seller Profile
1020 Holland Drive, Suite 123
Boca Raton, FL 33487
tel 561-994-0811

Guest Book

Roman Bronze Iconic Style Capital with Lion Head motif, ca. 1st - 2nd Century. Shipwreck artifact with patina from the sea. 1 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 2 1/4". On custom lucite stand height is 7". In excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Jerusalem. The Ionic order forms one of the three classical orders of classical architecture, the other two canonic orders being the Doric and the Corinthian. There are two lesser orders: the Tuscan (a plainer Doric), and the rich variant of Corinthian called the composite order, both added by 16th-century Italian architectural writers, based on Roman practice. Of the three canonic orders, the Ionic order has the narrowest columns. The Ionic capital is characterized by the use of volutes. The Ionic columns normally stand on a base which separates the shaft of the column from the stylobate or platform; the cap is usually enriched with egg-and-dart. Since Vitruvius, a female character has been ascribed to the Ionic (in contrast to the masculine Doric).