Loose stone 10 (volute capital).

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.

Dimensions

depth 0.22 m
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