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Cornice with fillet, pillars and scrolls.

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Cornice with fillet, pillars and scrolls surmounted by honey-suckle ornament. In middle a tree with spreading branches and grapes. Two satyrs, kneeling, are gathering the grapes in baskets.


By 1888: with Alessandro Fausti; April 12, 1888: purchased by R. Lanciani from Alessandro Fausti; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

Roman, Greco-Roman Period,


34.6 x 43.5 cm (13 5/8 x 17 1/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.346 H. 0.435 W.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements