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Corinthian capital from a funerary monument

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Corinthian Capital with mourning Siren in the center of the front. Four volutes, each supported by a large acanthus foliage. Abacus with dentil molding above. Palmette(s) on the sides, rosette in the rear. The two ends of the projections of the abacus, above the volutes, are damaged. There is...

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From the art market in Basel and said to be from a private collection in Lugano; by 1970: with Andre Emmerich Gallery, 41 East 57th Street, New York (Art of Ancient Italy, April 4 to 29, 1970, Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, no. 88); gift of Andre Emmerich to Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III (loaned to MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III, May 8, 1970); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 1986

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Greek, South Italian, Early Hellenistic Period, about 300–250 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Probably from Tarentum, South Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 015.


Height x width: 6 x 16.8 cm (2 3/8 x 6 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements