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Pilasters

Date:
10th–11th century
Geography:
Made in possibly Venice, Veneto, Italy
Culture:
North Italian
Medium:
Marble (Carrara and Parian marble)
Dimensions:
Overall (b): 40 3/8 x 9 5/8 x 6 3/4 in., 214lb. (102.6 x 24.4 x 17.1 cm, 97.1kg) Overall (c): 40 5/8 x 9 5/8 x 6 7/8 in., 202lb. (103.2 x 24.4 x 17.5 cm, 91.6kg)
Classification:
Sculpture-Architectural
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1909
Accession Number:
09.153b, c
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
Derived from ancient sources, like the marble itself, the carved vine, grapes and birds are symbolic of the sacrament of communion. The pilasters were originally part of a choir screen surrounding an altar.
[ Raoul Heilbronner, Paris (sold 1909)]
Breck, Joseph. "Principal Accessions." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, o.s., 4, no. 11 (November 1909). pp. 208, 214.

Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Lisbeth. "Romanesque Sculpture in North American Collections. XXIII. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Part III: Italy (2)." Gesta 24, no. 4 (1985). no. 3, pp. 159-60, fig. 5.

Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Lisbeth, and Jack Soultanian. Italian Medieval Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Cloisters. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2010. no. 5, pp. 18–21.



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