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Corbel

  • Object:

    Corbel

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    end of 15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Istrian stone

  • Museum number:

    1832-1892

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

  • Public access description

    This istrian stone corbel is carved with leafy branches, a guilloche band, rosettes and an eagle with outspread wings. A corbel is a piece of stone jutting out of a wall to carry any superincumbent weight.

  • Physical description

    Corbel. Istrian stone, of Ionic form, carved with leafy branches, a guilloche band, rosettes, and an eagle with outspread wings.

  • Dimensions

    Length: 13.25 in, Width: 17.25 in, Depth: 8.75 in

  • Object history note

    Bought for £1.

  • Descriptive line

    Corbel, Istrian stone, guilloche, rossettes, eagle, Italy

  • Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

    List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1892. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1893. pp. 230

  • Collection code

    Sculpture Collection