fragment of corinthianesque cap

Image of the feature "Loose Sculpture: Ex-situ stone in site museum: Corinthianesque capital" at Dunfermline Abbey.

by James King.

A fragment of a capital of Corinthianesque form, with two tiers of broad-leaved foliage with fillet-like strips at the edges and centre, below a square abacus; the leaves appear initially to have terminated in crockets. The foliage was evidently ultimately inspired by the acanthus leaves of Corinthian capitals, and the crockets below the angles of the abacus by the volutes of such capitals.