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.
KeywordsItaly, foliage, altar, base, Italian Renascence, .it, Italian Renaissance, natural design, natural form, human figure, Half-figure, socle, orvieto
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Meyer, Franz Sales Handbook of Ornament (New York, NY: The Bruno Hessling Company, 1904)