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Marble column with base and capital

ca. A.D. 117–138
H. with capital 165 in. (419.1 cm) H. of column 144 in. (365.8 cm) H. of capital 21 in. (53.3 cm)
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
The capital belongs to the Roman composite order, in which the volutes of the Ionic order are at the top and the rows of acanthus fronds of the Corinthian order are below. This combination gave the capital greater height and, together with the narrow vertical fluting of the column, lent the architecture a graceful and delicate appearance.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1921. "Greek and Roman Accessions." Bullletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 16 (1): p. 14.

Coombs, Margaret E. 1922. "Classical Accessions: V. Roman Marbles." Bullletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 17 (2): p. 35-36.

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