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).

Bibliography

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