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Corinthian capital, possibly a lamp stand

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There are two rows of acanthus leaves from which spring four tendrils ending in spirals supporting an abacus with strongly concave sides. Between each pair of tendrils, a larger acanthus leaf, above which is a flower. The ends of the spiral have been broken off. Dark green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Munich.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, January 2, 1913, for $18,948.70 (this figure is the total price for MFA 13.186-13.245)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 2nd–1st century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 680.

Dimensions

Height x width: 10.5 x 10.6 cm (4 1/8 x 4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.208

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements