Ancient Roman Marble Capital Fragment
Our ancient Roman capitol fragment in the composite style rests on a steel pedestal. In total it measures 12 1/4 inches tall, 6 1/2 inches wide/deep. The capitol alone measures approximately 8 by 6 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches.
The composite style combines elements of the Ionic and Corinthian orders and is the most elaborate of the ancient styles, with Ionic scrolls angled at the corners and Corinthian acanthus leaves and spouts beside and beneath the scrolls. The columns in this style were typically ten column-widths in height.
The style originated during the Corinthian period in the first century AD, prior to the reign of Augustus. The Arch of Titus in Rome, built 82 AD, is thought to be the first important surviving example of the style.