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Ancient Capital Statuary: Greek and Roman Column Capitals

The upper portion of a column, pillar, or pilaster is known as a capital - the crowning piece at the very top. Many variations of the column capital have evolved since its use in ancient times and cultures. In classical Greek and Roman architecture there are three distinct principal types and orders of caps or capitals including Doric, Ionic and Corinthian. The Doric which is the most simple design and with a delicate uniting curve which is much less ornate with rounded and tearing aspects much like the simple design found on the base of most columns. The ionic capital or bracket capital has distinct spirally coiled volutes found in early Greek and Roman architecture. The Corinthian capital is the most and ornate of the classical orders with elaborate designs and decorated with acanthus leaves and scrolls. Corinthian capitals are characterized by more slender fluted shafts found more frequent that the smooth center shafts. We offer a variety columns for structural and decorative purposes made with these different Greek and Roman Column Capitals.

What many people don't realize is that a column capital is essentially an abstract sculpture of ancient plants. Since the first columns were based on plants, this fact set the stage for the art style of the capital sculptors that followed. A capital basically symbolizes the top of the plant where leaves emanate, where the sexual organs of a plant are prominently located, and where the fruits are exposed. You'll notice on many columns at the top center part of their capital column piece is usually a small flower - a sculptural symbol for the female sex organ of a plant. Early Egyptian capitals especially, but also columns, were based on the papyrus plant (used to make an early form of paper), the lotus flower, and the palm tree. Column shafts abstractly mimic the stalk of plant with the base of a column representing a tree trunk (or rooting).

Many legendary, and even mythical, plants may have had their image recorded in various columns that were carved in ancient times. It is not entirely unlikely that these most sacred plants were observed long enough for carvers to take note and incorporate them into their art before they disappeared into obscurity. The flower of life and the tree of wisdom are two such mythical plant species. When you look at every possible column capital from ancient history, accumulating all of the sculptural references, it is possible to build an accurate picture and determine what these mythical plants may have looked like, once you subtract all the unidentifiable plants. The results from this research is a point of interest to many botany enthusiasts, jungle explorers, and treasure hunters.

In earlier times Indo-Corinthian column capitals were prominently found along the sub-continent of North Western India. Most of our classical column capitals have existed in their basic form since ancient times. Gothic, Roman, and Greek column capitals are often highly detailed, well-designed, and have been sought after since their very inception. Usually the capital is most noticeable when it is on top of a column, but a capital can be displayed by itself as well. Our custom faux finish painting and artistic color coating abilities will surely give added appeal to your column capital. Stylish column capitals and our faux painting techniques make a perfect combination that will certainly make the inside of your home a visual pleasure to visitors, and for the people who live there.

You can match your columns shaft art theme to the top trim of various capitals for ultimate visual appeal. A capital is almost a requirement to make any column complete and classic. Choose between real solid marble and stone capitals (and columns) or at a considerable discount have large columns, or even small columns, painted with custom mixed colors by our faux finisher to emulate various marble, metal, and stone textures - an option we make available to all of our clients! Choose to have your column capital painted in faux marble colors, antiqued classic marble, bronze, aged silver, (or any shade of color in between) to instantly add class and style to your home. The intensity of your capital and column's sheen will also make an immediate visual impact whether you choose high reflectivity [in the glossiness of your column], or a flat non-reflective final coating, or have the shininess made somewhere in between with a semi-gloss finish.

Classical, stylish, and elegant, columns are the perfect addition to any home, business or commercial project. You can dramatically change a room with minimal effort and make your home or office look impressive and rich decorating with columns and classical reproduction statuary. Define a space with columns to create hallways while preserving openness. Columns add depth and can create an illusion of space. Outside stylish columns add a sense of grandeur to an entryway and enhance the home's curbside appeal. The architectural design of both historical and modern homes will often incorporate capitals and columns in a home's interior, even more so than the exterior. Large columns and capitals usually do the job, due to their impressive size and elegant style, drawing on the sculpted Roman and Greek classical artworks. Because of the magnificent structural detail of a column, and the proportion of the human body to a large column, onlookers usually stare in awe and wonder when standing next to one of these pieces of architectural history!

We offer decorative columns and capitals for both interior and exterior design and architectural columns including structural load bearing columns or wrap-around columns which can be fitted around existing columns, posts, or special structural round or square members. Round Wrap-Around Columns are non-load bearing but add a decorative style and impressive look for any structure private home, business or commercial project. Our columns can be used as pedestals and bases to display other statuary or collectable art with style and elegance. Using a column to display other statuary adds height to make very impressive exhibit in your home or office. We can have our talented marble carves make a custom carved column to your exact specifications and other statuary carved to match in many natural marble colors and styles. We have many cast columns and classical reproduction statuary that can be faux finished by our talented faux finish artists to match each other or colors in your interior with the coloration and texture. Our most popular faux finish is the Classical faux finish with looks like real polished marble with natural veining.

Our vast selection of columns includes real solid carved natural marble columns, stone columns and cast pieces made in several different materials including cement columns, hydrostone columns, fiberglass columns aluminum columns, plaster columns and natural wood columns. The cast columns and capitals can be custom faux finished by our faux finish artists available in many natural colors and textures. Our decorative architectural columns and capitals are not only aesthetically pleasing, but offer an investment into the beauty and style of your home and business.

We offer many different columns and column capitals including: Corinthian capital, ionic capital doric order column capital, inverted bell capital, scroll (or scrolling) capital artwork, composite capitals, acanthus leaves on capital sculptures, ionic order capital column parts, voluted capital, monumental column capital, architectural capitals, decorative capitals, classic [and classical capitals], abstract palm tree sculpted capital art, Temple of Apollo stylized capitals, Roman Colosseum capital column elements, abstractly sculpted capital foliage, Greco art capitals, Romanesque capital, gothic vine capital, empire capital, angular capital style, ornamental capital, Tuscan capital, column based ancient temple capitals, inverted column capital, inverted capitals, upside down capital as a drink coaster, regal capital column piece, detailed Corinthian capital, short capital sculpture, leafed capital top, fluted column shaft, ornate decorative capital, Roman capitals, Greek capitals, column based capital piece, capital half column base, raised column base on a box, custom column bases, square column bases, round column base, tall box mounted column base piece, tapered and rounded column base, royal capital statuary items, new style and old style leafed column capital, square fluted column shaft, round fluted shaft of a column, fluted relief columns, sculpted capital wall art, decorative columns, structural columns, rap-a-round columns with fluted shaft, columns with smooth shaft and simplified Egyptian capitals. Besides columns and capitals, also offer a wide variety of architectural cast, marble or stone products such as statuary, molding, balustrades, wall caps, copings, stair treads, fountains, planters, benches, fireplace mantels and gazebos.

Statue Sculptures is the leading provider of interior/exterior architectural and decorative columns. Using the finest materials to craft superior statuary and column products, we are matchless in customization, variety, and quality. Please contact our office to help with your statuary projects and custom made columns with your choice of size, style, color and material.


 
 
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CAPLESS COLUMN
CAPLESS COLUMN
Item: co2105
Medium:
Size: 16" x 16" x 72"
Weight: 0
Price: $705.00 USD
 
 
 
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column
Item: CO3005
Medium:
Size: 3" x 14" x 55"
Weight: 0
Price: $750.00 USD
 
 
 
column
column
Item: CO3004
Medium:
Size: 0" x 11" x 84"
Weight: 0
Price: $750.00 USD
 
 
 
Column Component
Column Component
Item: CO3042
Medium:
Size: 8" x 8" x 79"
Weight: 0
Price: $750.00 USD
 
 
 
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