knotted shaft

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knotted shaft. Romanesque column-shaft carved to look as though tied in a knot. Good C12 or C13 examples survive in Würzburg Cathedral, Germany, and similar knotted shafts can be found at the east end of the Broletto, Como, Italy (c.1215).


Cruickshank (ed.) (1996);
J. Curl (2002)