Doge's Palace (Venice) - Capitals

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Here we follow the opposite order of J. Rushkin, starting at the oldest capital from right to left, XXXVI=1

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Palazzo Ducale (Venezia) / The Doge's Palace (Venice)[edit]

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The portal columns are 3,10 m, the capitals 69,5 cm high.

Capitelli / Capitals[edit]

All capitals, except that of the first, are octagonal and decorated by sixteen leaves; eight of them rising to the angles, and there forming volutes; the eight others set between them, on the sides, rising half-way up the bell of the capital
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
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.
Capitals in the Doge's Palace (Venice) - 02,
Capitals in the Doge's Palace (Venice) - 05
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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 or upwards into scrolls.
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
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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
Capitals in the Doge's Palace (Venice) - 11

00 - Infanzia ed arte del barbiere / Infancy, and the barber's art[edit]

(Incompleto / Incomplete)

01 - Uccelli / Birds[edit]

(Incompleto / Incomplete)

02 - Dame e cavalieri / Ladies and Gentlemen[edit]

(Incompleto / Incomplete)

03 - Putti[edit]

(Incompleto / Incomplete)

04 - Monarchi / Monarchs[edit]

05 - Dame / Ladies[edit]

06 - Virtues and vices[edit]

(In restauro / Undergoing restoration)

07 - Mostri / Monsters[edit]

(In restauro / Undergoing restoration)

08 - Virtù / Virtues[edit]

09 - Virtù / Virtues[edit]

10 - Peccati capitali / Deadly sins[edit]

11 - Uccelli acquatici / Birds[edit]

12 - Virtù e vizi / Virtues and vices[edit]

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

13 - Teste leonine / Lion heads[edit]

14 - Quadrupedi / Quadrupeds[edit]

15 - Dame e cavalieri / Ladies and Gentlemen[edit]

16 - Razze umane / Human races[edit]

17 - Sapienti antichi (le arti liberali) / Ancient wise men (Liberal arts)[edit]

18 - (Colonna angolare) Pianeti e Zodiaco / (Corner pillar) Planets & Zodiac[edit]

19 - Santi scultori - Sculptors saints[edit]

20 - Animali da preda / Predators[edit]

21 Mestieri / Crafts[edit]

22 - Le età dell'uomo - The Ages of men[edit]

23 - Popoli della Terra / People of the World[edit]

24 - Fasi della paternità / Phases in fathering[edit]

25 - I mesi / Months of the year[edit]

26 - Dame e cavalieri / Ladies and Gentlemen[edit]

27 - Frutta e verdura / Fruit and vegetables[edit]

28 - Virtù e vizi / Virtues and vices[edit]

29 - Virtù / Virtues[edit]

30 - Peccati capitali / Deadly sins[edit]

31 - Mostri / Monsters[edit]

32 - [edit]

33 - Vizi e virtù / Vices and virtues[edit]

34 - Uccelli acquatici / Birds[edit]

35 - Putti[edit]

36 - "Capitello della Giustizia" / "Capital of the Justice"[edit]

37 - Guerrieri / Warriors[edit]