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Marble architectural fragment

ca. 421–409 B.C.
H. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm) length 8 in. (20.3 cm)
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1924
Accession Number:
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.
From the Erechtheum on the Athenian Akropolis

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 94, 234, pl. 74e, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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