Doge's Palace (Venice) - Capitals

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Palazzo Ducale (Venezia) / The Doge's Palace (Venice)Edit

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Capitelli / CapitalsEdit

There are five different types of capitals (A, B1-4). All capitals vault towards the octagonal abacus. Spathaceous bracts mark the corners of the abacus. There are two different versions of the abacus (A/B).
Type A see
Capitals in the Doge's Palace (Venice) - 02,
Capitals in the Doge's Palace (Venice) - 05
Capitals in the Doge's Palace (Venice) - 12
Capitals in the Doge's Palace (Venice) - 15
Capitals in the Doge's Palace (Venice) - 19
Capitals in the Doge's Palace (Venice) - 22
Capitals in the Doge's Palace (Venice) - 27
The corners are covered by eight broad ornamental bands, which vault to the exterior beneath the abacus. The volutes are in form of a five-lobed leaves reminding of wine leaves. These capitals are only decorated by heads of human beings or animals. Seven capitals from the 13th-century belong to this type.
Type B
These types of capitals have a second ring of half-grown leaves, which form the base for the figurative decorations besides the spathaceous bracts at the eight corners of the abacus. The leaves are organized as volutes, bundles, spathaceous bracts or half grown leaves which form the four variants of this type.
The leaf-veins develop from the central leaf-vein (B1 see Capitals in the Doge's Palace (Venice) - 21, B2 see Capitals in the Doge's Palace (Venice) - 08) or begin from the abacus (B4 Capitals in the Doge's Palace (Venice) - 17 with the three-lobed leaves volutes turning aside). The upper leaves of the five-lobed volutes of type B1, B2 curl into cycles.
Type B1 see
Capitals in the Doge's Palace (Venice) - 01
Capitals in the Doge's Palace (Venice) - 07
Capitals in the Doge's Palace (Venice) - 10
Capitals in the Doge's Palace (Venice) - 13
Capitals in the Doge's Palace (Venice) - 21
Type B2
The half grown leaves come out an up growing bundle
Capitals in the Doge's Palace (Venice) - 00
Capitals in the Doge's Palace (Venice) - 06
Capitals in the Doge's Palace (Venice) - 08
Capitals in the Doge's Palace (Venice) - 09

00 - Infanzia ed arte del barbiere / Infancy, and the barber's artEdit

(Incompleto / Incomplete)

01 - Uccelli / BirdsEdit

(Incompleto / Incomplete)

02 - Dame e cavalieri / Ladies and GentlemenEdit

(Incompleto / Incomplete)

03 - PuttiEdit

(Incompleto / Incomplete)

04 - Monarchi / MonarchsEdit

05 - Dame / LadiesEdit

06 - Virtues and vicesEdit

(In restauro / Undergoing restoration)

07 - Mostri / MonstersEdit

(In restauro / Undergoing restoration)

08 - Virtù / VirtuesEdit

09 - Virtù / VirtuesEdit

10 - Peccati capitali / Deadly sinsEdit

11 - Uccelli acquatici / BirdsEdit

12 - Virtù e vizi / Virtues and vicesEdit

In gran parte una replica ottocentesca / Mostly a 19th century replica.

13 - Teste leonine / Lion headsEdit

14 - Quadrupedi / QuadrupedsEdit

15 - Dame e cavalieri / Ladies and GentlemenEdit

16 - Razze umane / Human racesEdit

17 - Sapienti antichi (le arti liberali) / Ancient wise men (Liberal arts)Edit

18 - (Colonna angolare) Pianeti e Zodiaco / (Corner pillar) Planets & ZodiacEdit

19 - Santi scultori - Sculptors saintsEdit

20 - Animali da preda / PredatorsEdit

21 Mestieri / CraftsEdit

22 - Le età dell'uomo - The Ages of menEdit

23 - Popoli della Terra / People of the WorldEdit

24 - Fasi della paternità / Phases in fatheringEdit

25 - I mesi / Months of the yearEdit

26 - Dame e cavalieri / Ladies and GentlemenEdit

27 - Frutta e verdura / Fruit and vegetablesEdit

28 - Virtù e vizi / Virtues and vicesEdit

29 - Virtù / VirtuesEdit

30 - Peccati capitali / Deadly sinsEdit

31 - Mostri / MonstersEdit

32 - Edit

33 - Vizi e virtù / Vices and virtuesEdit

34 - Uccelli acquatici / BirdsEdit

35 - PuttiEdit

36 - "Capitello della Giustizia" / "Capital of the Justice"Edit

37 - Guerrieri / WarriorsEdit