Fragments of a Palm Column

Old Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 103

Two fragments from a column with a palm-leaf capital. The upper fragment includes much of the capital, with ribbed palm leaves supporting a square abacus. The lower section preserves a portion of the shaft, on which is carved a loop representing part of a rope that lay beneath a series of rope rings. These rings were not preserved, but have been reconstructed based on other examples.

Fragments of a Palm Column, Granite

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