Details of the Corinthian and Composite capitals, Baths of Caracalla, Rome

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RIBApix ref no RIBA28204
Artist/PhotographerPalladio, Andrea (1508-1580)
Subject Date0217
Image Date1540
Library ReferenceSC135/PALL/VI/8
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This drawing, numbered VI/8 in the Burlington-Devonshire Collection, shows details of the orders from the Baths of Caracalla. The baths were the largest thermae in the world when completed in 217 AD and could contain 1600 people. They functioned for over 300 years.

Subject tags

capitals, decorative stonework, archaeological sites, baths, orders of architecture