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Corinthianizing pilaster capital

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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

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

Roman, Late Republican or Early Imperial Period, 40–20 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Lazio (probably), Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

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.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Red marble (rosso antico from the Mani peninsula in the southern Peloponnesus, Greece)


The Ancient World


Architectural elements