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Akroterion of a grave stele

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The two faces are alike, consisting of a large palmette in halves, each composed of six leaves, springing from two rows of acanthus leaves. Two fluted stalks develop upward into a spiral tendril behind small acanthus leaves. A lily is at the top of each face, and a row of three acanthus leaves...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; January 19, 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 74,100.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 04.6-04.37)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 350 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 072; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 108 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x width: 66 x 44 cm (26 x 17 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.17a-b

Medium or Technique

Marble, Pentelic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture