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Marble akroterion

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 350–325 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. through center 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm) greatest width as restored 28 3/4 in. (73 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
20.198
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 153
Restored: ends of all but one palmette leaf, parts of the volutes

Both faces of the akroterion are carved. The front is decorated in relief with a double palmette, its stems rising in the form of spiral tendrils from a bed of acanthus leaves; the flower at the top once had a painted stem. A similar decoration on the back was left unfinished.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1922. "A Greek Akroterion." Bullletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 17 (12): pp. 255-6.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 261-62, fig. 184, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 261-62, fig. 184, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1933. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 131, 136, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1941. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 131, 136, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 142, 281, pl. 121a, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 96, p. 64, pls. 78b, 79b-d, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Camp, John. 1996. "The 'Marathon Stone' in New York." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 36: p. 9, fig. 7 .

Milleker, Elizabeth J. 2003. Light on Stone: Greek and Roman Sculpture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a Photographic Essay. p. 99, pl. 33, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Freyer-Schauenburg, Brigitte. 2005. "Doppelseitige Anthemien." Aeimnestos: Miscellanea di Studi per Mario Cristofani, Benedetta Adembri, ed. p. 127, figs. 5-6, Firenze: Centro Di.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 165, pp. 146, 436, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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