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William A. Keely
(active ) Primary

Drawing of a Highly Decorated Column

Late 19th century
Ink and graphite with watercolor

14 in. x 5 7/8 in. (35.56 cm x 14.92 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 1993.19
Geography: North and Central America, United States
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Drawings
Culture/Nationality: American

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This object has the following keywords:
  • flower - Material comprising flowers, which are the reproductive portion of any plant in the division Magnoliophyta (Angiospermae).
  • flowers - The reproductive portions of any plant in the division Angiospermae, flowering plants. As popularly used, the term "flower" especially applies when part or all of the reproductive structure is distinctive in color and form.
  • kantharoi - Ancient Greek drinking vessels featuring a deep, footed bowl set on a tall footed stem and two vertical side handles extending from the bottom of the vessel to the rim. The kantharos is intimately associated with the wine god Dionysos, who is often depicted on vases holding a kantharos of type A or a rhyton.
  • pilasters - Shallow piers or rectangular columns projecting only slightly from a wall and, in classical architecture, conforming with one of the orders.(PDARC) Common also on furniture.
  • pillars - In architecture, refers to detached vertical members, monolithic or built in courses, and made of stone, brick, wood, metal, or another solid material. They are characterized by being slender or narrow in proportion to their height, and of any shape in section. A pillar is typically used as a vertical support of some superstructure, as a stable point of attachment for something heavy and oscillatory, or standing alone as a conspicuous monument or ornament. The term may also be used for a natural pillar-shaped stone or other formation. The usage of "pillar" is broader than "columns," "posts," or "piers," which are basically pillars of particular shapes, proportions, and functions; a "pillar" may be, but is not necessarily, any of these three more specific members.
  • vine scrolls - Scrolling foliage consisting of grapevines with bunches of grapes.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • From Stonehenge to Bryn Mawr: Exploring Architecture Bryn Mawr College , Jan 1, 1997 – Jan 1, 1998

  • Plate Dimensions: 14 x 5 7/8 in. (35.56 x 14.923 cm)

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