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Egyptian Origin of the Ionic Capital and of the Anthemion


An article tracing the development of the Ionic column from Egyptian lotus motifs through Assyrian rosettes and Cypriot pottery motifs.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-432-5
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 203
Publication Date: Aug 4,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 47
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-432-5
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This paper argues that the Ionic capital used in Greek architecture derives from Egyptian lotus motifs via Cypriot art. Includes black and white plates illustrating the argument, and makes a convincing case for the development and spread of the Ionic column to mainland Greece.

This paper argues that the Ionic capital used in Greek architecture derives from Egyptian lotus motifs via Cypriot art. Includes black and white plates illustrating the argument, and makes a convincing case for the development and spread of the Ionic column to mainland Greece.

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W. H. Goodyear

  • EGYPTIAN ORIGIN OF THE IONIC CAPITAL AND OF THE ANTHEMION: [PLATES XVIII-XXIX] (page 5)