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Fragment of an Ionic capital

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Only the left-hand volute of the Ionic capital is preserved. The volute itself is convex and turned 1 1/2 turns and ends in a raised disc. A fillet of round section borders the volute. The volute breaks down from the upper edge at an angle rather than a continuous curve. The abacus is seen...

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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 480–450 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 041.


Height x width: 16 x 14 cm (6 5/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Limestone, Italian


The Ancient World


Architectural elements