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Marble fragment of an anta (pilaster) capital from the Temple of Artemis at Sardis

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
early 3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H.,7 1/2", W.,8", D.,91/2"
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of The American Society for the Excavation of Sardis, 1926
Accession Number:
26.199.277
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 160
The molding is decorated with a vegetal motif known as lesbian leaf, after the island of Lesbos. This fragment is from the same anta capital as the piece (26.59.12a,b) displayed nearby and was located just beneath it.
Excavated at Sardis

Butler, Howard Crosby. 1925. Architecture: The Temple of Artemis, Sardis, Vol. 2, pt. 1. Leiden: E.J. Brill.

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