Description This pillar fragment is carved with various stylized motifs, including star swirls that can be found throughout Western Europe, especially in Italy, at this time. It is identical to a pillar fragment from southern Italy. As it is decorated on all four sides, it was intended to be free-standing, perhaps as part of a portal.
Provenance Owned by Joseph Brummer; Brummer Sale, Joseph Brummer Gallery, New York, June 9 1949, lot 574; purchased by Walters Art Museum, 1949.
Credit Museum purchase, 1949
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