3D carved baluster
A baluster is a vertical form which you can use in stairways, parapets, and other architectural features.
It is used to prevent people from entering or falling, or as a support for handrails. It’s material can be stone, wood, glass, or metal and it’s cross section is usually square or circular.
In this case we have a circular section.
This model is hundred percent practical to be made out of wood, stone, etc. or even for 3d printing.
You can also use the different formats of this model (which is stl, fbx and obj) according to the software you are using.
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we can also make some changes to make this file more practical for your purpose.
You can also find different forms of 3D carved balusters here.
Here is an idea of using this file in a stairway
A little bit about history of baluster
The earliest examples of balusters are those shown in the carved bases representing the Assyrian palaces.They used them as functional window balustrades and apparently those balusters had lonic capitals.
The balustrade did not seem to have been known to either the Greeks or the Romans as an architectural element. But baluster forms are familiar in the legs of chairs and tables represented in Roman carved bases and legs. The original legs or the models for cast bronze ones were shaped on the lathe, or in Antique marble candelabra.They were formed as a series of stacked bulbous and disc-shaped elements. Both kinds of sources are familiar to Quattrocento designers.
The application to architecture was a feature of the early Renaissance architecture. Late fifteenth-century examples are found in the balconies of palaces at Venice and Verona. These Quattrocento balustrades are likely to be following yet-unidentified Gothic precedents. They form balustrades of colonetts as an alternative to miniature arcading.
Reference : Wikipedia