Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Chapiteau (capital)

An often richly decorated piece of stone, topping a colonne (column), pilastre (pilaster) or pilier (piller).
In the picture a beautifully decorated capital in the former priorale (priory church) in Anzy-le-Duc.
See also abaque, astragale, corbeille and tailloir.

Église de la Sainte-Trinité, Sainte-Croix et Notre-Dame - Anzy-le-Duc

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