Histoire de l'art par les monuments...


Composite base and capital from the nave of the church of St. Paul, of the time of the construction of the church, in the fourth century

1. Profile, at large, of the base of the column, No. 3, pl. v., executed in the time of Constantine.

2. Detail of composite capital of the same column. On comparing this base and capital, executed in the fourth century, with those of the preceding plate, of the best period of art, we may trace the degradation at which art had already arrived.




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