A Pair of Italian Early Medieval Twisted White Marble Columns
2nd half of the 12th-c. and 19th century
A PAIR OF ITALIAN EARLY MEDIEVAL TWISTED WHITE MARBLE COLUMNS (Italian, 2nd half 12th-c. and 19th century) attributed to the retailer Stefano Bardini. The tall thin columns are topped by concave-sided ionic capitals. The bodies are carved in relief with figures of birds, animals, insects, and foliage. The ends of the columns are carved with spiral turnings. The columns rest on recumbent lion bases.
83" x 19 1/2" x 11 1/2"
Gift of Countess Nandine Eltz, 1972.
PSNC.2541.1 - .2
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