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Column capital

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This is the top of a column decorated in very high relief on three sides with vegetal motifs of acanthus and simple scrolls. The back is cut away, making it flat, though rounded on the bottom. The top is more square.

Provenance

From Saqqara, monastery of Apa Jeremias. 1905-1906: Quibell excavations, Egyptian Antiquities Service.

Credit Line

Gift of the Western Art Visiting Committee

Egyptian, Greco-Roman Period,

Dimensions

Overall: 37 x 51 x 35 cm (14 9/16 x 20 1/16 x 13 3/4 in.) Legacy dimension: .39 H. .49 W.

Accession Number

15.1225

Medium or Technique

Marble

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Columns and capitals