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Capital with Acanthus Leaves

Object Name:
Capital
Date:
4th century
Geography:
Egypt, Bubastis
Culture:
Coptic
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 17 15/16 in. (45.6 cm) W. (Top) 25 in. (63.5 cm) D. (Top) 26 in. ( 66 cm) Diam. (base) 13 15/16 in. (35.4 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1908
Accession Number:
08.201.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301
Marble was often imported from quarries near Constantinople. This capital is carved in the classical Corinthian style, based on the shape of acanthus leaves.
Government of Egypt(until 1908; sold to MMA)
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