Image of the feature "VI. Loose Sculpture: Capital" at Acton .
by Ron Baxter.
Red sandstone nook-shaft capital. This is a tall capital, cushion shaped though without shields, and with volutes at the angle. The rest of the surface is carved with vertical fleshy leaves pointing alternately up and down, like a scallop capital with wedges. The slender necking is carved with a central groove and rows of cable above and below it, twisting in opposite directions.
|diam. of shaft surface||0.19 m|
|h of block||0.34 m|
|w of block||0.38 m|
|w of capital face at top||0.22 m|