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Volute of Ionic corner capital

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The wedge-shaped fragment is formed by two volutes meeting at an oblique angle. Below, the space between the volutes is hollowed out; this is hardly noticeable since the lower parts of the volutes are broken away. The volutes themselves are convex and turned almost two full turns. They are...

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Provenance

Said to come from Selinunte; according to the dealer's declaration of antiquity: by 1961: Adolph Hakenleiter Collection, Rueschlikon, Switzerland (said to have been his property by inheritance); December 1961: purchased by Robert E. Hecht, Jr., from Adolph Hakenleiter, Switzerland (on loan to MFA as 140.64, August 14, 1964); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht Jr., September 12, 1984

Credit Line

Benjamin and Lucy Rowland Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 450 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 007.

Dimensions

Width: about 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1984.442

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements