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Capital fragment from a funerary shrine (naiskos)

Period:
Late Classical or Hellenistic
Date:
4th–3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Tarentine
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H. 4 3/4" (12.09 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of the Aboutaam Family, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.291
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
A pair of volutes from one corner of a small limestone capital and the flat abacus which they supported are carved in an elaborate openwork manner. Dentils decorate the sides of the abacus and a palmette is placed a the base of each volute.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1995. "One Hundred Twenty-fifth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1994 through June 30, 1995." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 125: p. 16.

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