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Fragment of a composite column capital

Upper part of a two-story, quatrefoil papyrus-palmette composite column capital (joins 75.15).

Provenance

From Karnak. 1835: collected in Egypt by John Lowell and sent back to Boston; 1875: given to the MFA by John A. Lowell and Miss Lowell. (Accession Date: March 18, 1875)

Credit Line

Gift of heirs of Francis Cabot Lowell

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Egypt

Accession Number

75.14

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Columns and capitals