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Marble architectural fragment

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
ca. 350 B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
length 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Philip M. Lydig, 1911
Accession Number:
11.13.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
The fragment shows a palmette and, to the left, part of an akanthos leaf. The piece comes from the tholos at Epidauros, a circular building in the sanctuary of Asklepios, the god of healing and medicine.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 109, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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