Corinthian column capital
- Late Classical or Hellenistic
- 4th–3rd century B.C.
- Greek, South Italian, Tarentine
- Overall: 8 1/4 x 18in. (21 x 45.7cm)
diameter 9in. (22.9cm)
- Stone Sculpture
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, Alexander and Helene Abraham Gift, 1996
- Accession Number:
The capital is a variant of the early Hellenistic Corinthian capital, with a double-bodied sphinx decorating its front face. The sides are ornamented with palmettes, while the back, not meant to be seen, is unfinished. Two corners of the abacus, with their openwork supporting helices, survive.