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Ionic capital, British Museum, Bloomsbury, London

RIBA Ref No RIBA34972
Architect/DesignerSmirke, Sir Robert (1780-1867)
Artist/PhotographerHope-Fitch, Christopher
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1857
Image Date2008
ViewExterior
StyleGreek Revival
MediumDigital image
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoColour
CreditChristopher Hope-Fitch / RIBA Collections
SubjectColumns ; Orders of architecture ; Museums ; Capitals
NOTES: There are 44 ionic columns on the Greek Revival facade facing Great Russell Street. They are closely based on those of the temple of Athena Polias at Priene in Asia Minor.
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