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Marble architectural fragment

ca. 421–409 B.C.
Greek, Attic
width 5 13/16in. (14.8cm) length 6in. (15.3cm)
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Marcus T. Reynolds, 1912
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
This exquisite fragment belongs to one of the decorative moldings of the Erechtheum, the building on the Athenian Akropolis that accommodated a variety of venerable cults and sanctuaries. The molding consists of a row of egg and dart framed above and below by bead and reel. Originally it would have been painted.
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