Capital with Acanthus and Crosses

Overall: 53.4 x 75 x 76.2 cm (21 x 29 1/2 x 30 in.)
Weight: 263.991 kg (582 lbs.)
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These capitals - the Capital with Acanthus and Crosses and the Engaged Capital with Windblown Acanthus - may have been found in Northern Syria and presumably come from a large and important church. Both capitals are decorated with leaves of acanthus, a fleshy plant with jagged leaves native to the Mediterranean area. One capital is symmetrical with crosses in its ornament, the other is asymmetrical and gives the impression of windblown leaves.
Capital with Acanthus and Crosses

Capital with Acanthus and Crosses


Byzantium, Northern Syria, Byzantine period, 5th century

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