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Ionic capital, for a lamp stand

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Ionic capital for a lamp stand. The volute channel curves downward strongly, and at its center is an eight-petaled rosette in relief. Five-petalled palmettes hang downward in the angle between volute and channel. Hemispheres decorate the eyes of the volutes. The high abacus is profiled with...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, January 2, 1913

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 2nd–1st century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 679.

Dimensions

Width x length: 8.1 x 9.7 cm (3 3/16 x 3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.173

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices