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Cornice suggesting sloping tiles with palmettes between.

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Cornice suggesting sloping tiles, and above a row of semi-circles with palmettes between. Below a series of six columns; from column to column garlands are hung and in each intercolumniation is a mask. A large part of the lower left hand corner is gone.


By 1888: with Pietro Pennelli; January 6, 1888: purchased by R. Lanciani from Pietro Pennelli; 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,


26.4 x 41.2 cm (10 3/8 x 16 1/4 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.264 H. 0.412 W.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements