Corinthianizing pilaster capital in red marble. The stylized foliage carved as decoration shows a mix of acanthus, palmettes, and flowers. Except for the missing upper right corner, the capital is in good condition.
By 1986: with Acanthus Gallery, 24 East 81st Street, New York 10028; purchased by MFA from Acanthus Gallery, March 25, 1987
Edwin E. Jack Fund
Roman, Late Republican or Early Imperial Period, 40–20 B.C.
Place of Manufacture
Lazio (probably), Italy
Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 053.
Height x width: 18.9 x 22.7 cm (7 7/16 x 8 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Red marble (rosso antico from the Mani peninsula in the southern Peloponnesus, Greece)