Half-Figure Socle of Altar
The Half-figure Socle of Altar is the base platform design of the altar. It is a design of two half-figure human bodies with the bottom part is a scroll foliage design. This socle is found in the cathedral of Orvieto, Italy, designed during the Italian Renaissance.
Meyer, Franz Sales Handbook of Ornament (New York, NY: The Bruno Hessling Company, 1904)
Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman