The Art of Architecture

Corinthian capital


Corinthian capital
Pantheon; Rome, Italy
About AD 120–5
Marble; removed from the Pantheon about 1747; lent to the RIBA by the Royal Academy of Arts, London

The Romans used the rich and leafy Corinthian order on most of their public buildings. This capital comes from the upper range of pilasters, or flat columns, in the great domed interior of the Pantheon, a temple that was dedicated to all the gods.  



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