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Marble cornice fragment

2nd century A.D.
Overall: 38 x 8 3/4 x 7 1/4 in. (96.5 x 22.2 x 18.4 cm)
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Gaetana Enders, in loving memory of Thomas O. Enders, 2002
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
The white marble block is part of the entablature of a monumental building, cut down on its left side and possibly re-used as a step or threshold at a later time. The front has a carved molding; the decorative elements comprise (from top to bottom) a guilloche pattern, Lesbian kymation, and a bead-and-reel ornament.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2003. "One Hundred Thirty-third Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 133: p. 23.

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