Cordoba Capitals in the National Archaeological Museum

Ssomething i no icon in this city, apart from the horseshoe arches of the Mosque, are the capitals of the Caliphate forest of columns was the city and the palaces. Today fetishized valuable collectors, demeanor walk by all the world's museums emerge like mushrooms and auction houses worldwide. The vast majority made in white marble and portentous Jewel Manufacturing, these jewels of the tenth century are the stars of the museums that own. Suffice a stroll through these pages Imagined Museum of Córdoba to check the abundance and dispersion of these huge pieces from the historic dispossession that has suffered and suffers the most significant monumental city in Europe.

The National Archaeological Museum has a rich heritage from Córdoba among those who have these 10 capitals displaying their rooms.

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Caliphate of Cordoba, s. X. Marble
Order compound with very technical and decorative plasterwork; epigraphic remains in a cartouche: [servant] …yours
Likely Cordoba workshop
National Archaeological Museum, Madrid
Inv. 1979/95

Caliphate of Cordoba, s. X. Marble
Order decor compound derived from models of the Caliphate
Cordovan Workshop; reused in the decoration of the palace in Zaragoza Aljafería
National Archaeological Museum, Madrid
Inv. 50475

Caliphate of Cordoba, 960-61 d. C. (year 349 of the Hegira). Marble
Decorated with plenty of drill work and Kufic inscription on the abacus, indicating the date of completion: In the name of God. Such perennial power and unshakable joy or happiness and complete folded reward for his owner. God save your life. [Namely] what to do and what sent [made] Year nine forty-three hundred. And praise to God.
It comes from Segovia, attributed to a workshop Cordoba
National Archaeological Museum, Madrid
Inv. 50731

Caliphate of Cordoba, s. X. Marble
Tipo corintio, with two rows of acanthus leaves with acanthus and Kufic inscription on the abacus: In the name of God. God's blessing on his people; permanent and eternal salvation and power and perpetual joy for Imam Abd… God save your life. [Namely] do what he commanded [and was completed] with the help of God under the direction of the cargo or server Xacar…
It comes from the palace of Seville
National Archaeological Museum, Madrid
Inv. 50732

Caliphate of Cordoba, 2ª mitad s. X. Marble
Inspired by the composite order. Refined technique and decoration of acanthus, stems, buds and motives of disks and spikes
Likely Cordoba workshop
National Archaeological Museum, Madrid
Inv. 50764

Caliphate of Cordoba, s. X. Marble
Tipo corintio, with two rows of acanthus leaves and scrolls topped blossoms.
National Archaeological Museum, Madrid
Inv. 50781

Caliphate of Cordoba, 2ª mitad s. X. Marble
Exceptional in both the type and iconography. Basket decorated with flowers, leaves and a bird. Scrolls formed by lion head
It comes from the manor of Great Captain, Cordova
National Archaeological Museum, Madrid
Inv. 52118

Caliphate of Cordoba, s. X. Marble
Corinthian type with two rows of acanthus leaves and scrolls forming coiled caulículos
It comes from the hospital in Santiago de los Caballeros, Toledo; possibly workshop Cordovan
National Archaeological Museum, Madrid
Inv. 55371

Caliphate of Cordoba, 1ª mitad s. X. Marble
Order derivative of the compound with two rows of leaves very classical acanto, no contrary; equine and acanthus scrolls terminating in flower with four petals
Attributable to the first palaces of Madinat al-Zahra
Museo Archeologico Naciona, Madrid
Inv. 55469

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Emirate of Córdoba, s. IX. Marble
Corinthian type with volutas, decoration classical forms reminiscent visigodas on abacus
Inscription on back: In the name of God, blessing / to the Emir Abd al-Rahman, Alhacam honor him son of God
It comes from the manor house of the Great Captain, Cordova
National Archaeological Museum, Madrid
Inv. 51627

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