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The fragment includes a decorated gutter (sima) and a plain tympanum. The flat sima has widely-spaced lotus buds and palmettes, which are linked by S-shaped scrolls. Above are an ovolo and a fillet. A fillet separates the sima from the timpanum. This fragment joins 61.153. Said from...

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Said to come from Selinunte; according to the dealer's declaration of antiquity: by 1961: Adolph Hakenleiter Collection, Rueschlikon, Switzerland (said to have been his property by inheritance); December 1961: purchased by Robert E. Hecht, Jr., from Adolph Hakenleiter, Switzerland (on loan to MFA as 137.64, August 14, 1964); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht Jr., September 12, 1984

Credit Line

Benjamin and Lucy Rowland Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 450 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 007.


Width: 28 cm (11 in.)

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The Ancient World


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