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Fragment of a gutter (sima) from a pediment

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The fragment is a decorated gutter (sima), which has widely-spaced lotus buds and palmettes linked by loose S-shaped scrolls. Above are an ovolo and a fillet. This fragment joins 1984.439, which is the corner element and includes the plain tympanum of the pediment. The surfaces, including the...

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Provenance

By 1960: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia, Pa.(said to come from Selinunte in Sicily); gift of George Allen to MFA, February 8, 1961

Credit Line

Gift of George Allen

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 450 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 041.

Dimensions

Overall: 11 x 23cm (4 5/16 x 9 1/16in.) Mount (Steel wall shaped L-bracket plate for the object to rest on): 7.6 x 22.9 cm (3 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

61.153

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements