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Korinthisches Kapitell

Römisch, Mittlere Kaiserzeit, Ende 1. Jh. n. Chr.



Korinthisches Kapitell

The Corinthian order is one of the leitmotifs of Roman architecture. The capital’s body (kalathos/basket) is embellished with two rows of eight leaves each, generally called acanthus leaves because of their similarity to the eponymous plant found in the countries bordering the Mediterranean; here, they are surmounted by volutes and “helices” on which rests the abacus, the flat uppermost slab that receives the weight of the architrave. Such capitals were used in many of the buildings found at Ephesus, including the palaestra of the Harbour Baths.

Location: Neue Burg, Ephesos Museum Plateau Parthermonument

Object data




Mittlere Kaiserzeit


Ende 1. Jh. n. Chr.


Ephesos , Hafengymnasium , Marmorsaal , Selçuk, Kleinasien, Türkei




H. 68 cm, Dm. 50 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Antikensammlung

Inv. No.

Antikensammlung, I 840


Sultan, Abdul, Hamid, II.; Österreichische Ausgrabungen in Ephesos; Geschenk an Kaiser Franz Joseph; 1911 nachträglich inventarisiert

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