Circa 1880 Italy
A 19th Century Tuscan Marble Column on Square Plinth
Height 23 inches (58.42 cm)
Width 5 1/4 inches (13.33 cm)
Depth 5 1/4 inches (13.33 cm)
A late 19th century Tuscan column, the white marble capital set upon a turned stem, the whole terminating in a block plinth of the same.
The Tuscan Order in Classical architecture has a very simple form, namely a plain, slightly swollen shaft and a simple capital and base. It is a simplified Roman adaptation of the Greek Doric – an almost identical form, but with a fluted shaft. The Tuscan order is proportionally similar to the Doric, however, it is much plainer. The Tuscan order is the most substantial looking of all Classical column designs.