Shaft of a column in “cotognino” alabaster

Inv. Col 37

This slightly tapered shaft terminates with an astragal with an underlying fillet at the upper scape, while a simple fillet decorates the lower scape, markedly projecting from the surface of the shaft.

In Roman times, the “cotognino” (honey-coloured) alabaster was commonly used to make the shafts of small or medium-sized columns.

It was found in Rome, at Via Marmorata.