Marble akroterion

Greek, Attic

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 153

Restored: ends of all but one palmette leaf, parts of the volutes

Both faces of the akroterion are carved. The front is decorated in relief with a double palmette, its stems rising in the form of spiral tendrils from a bed of acanthus leaves; the flower at the top once had a painted stem. A similar decoration on the back was left unfinished.

Marble akroterion, Marble, Greek, Attic

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