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Slender, cylindrical, with nine leaf capital. Hollow filled with composition and much incrusted. Separate piece is stored with larger portion.

Provenance

From the camp of Carian mercenaries, Tell Dafana (Daphnae). 1886: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 1, 1887.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, 600–550 B.C.

Findspot

Tell Defenneh, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 14.5 x 4.2 cm (5 11/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

87.525

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements