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Marble architectural fragment

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 421–409 B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm) length 8 in. (20.3 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1924
Accession Number:
24.62
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
The fragment consists of a band of egg and dart surmounted by bead and reel; there is a pendant palmette at the corner. The piece comes from the capital of an anta (pilaster) on the east portico of the Erechtheum on the Athenian Akropolis.
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