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Marble fragment of an Ionic column capital

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd–1st century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
Other: 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of The American Society for the Excavation of Sardis, 1926
Accession Number:
26.199.275
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 160
This fragment is from a column capital whose scale is too small to be associated with the architecture of the Temple of Artemis proper. Since it was excavated within the temple site, it could belong to a votive column or to a small building such as a treasury located within the sanctuary.
Excavated at Sardis

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