Akroterion fragment

Greek, East Greek


Findspot: Anatolia (Turkey), Troad, Assos (Behramkale)

Dimensions

2.5 x 15.3 cm (1 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

84.25

Medium or Technique

Marble

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements

In two pieces joined. Acanthus and scroll on lower part; honey-suckle on upper.

Scientific Analysis:
Marble has been scientifically tested with X-Ray Diffraction and determined to be Calcitic.
Harvard Lab No. HI104: Isotope ratios - delta13C +2.84 / delta18O -1.23, Attribution - Prokonnesos, Thasos-Cape Phaneri and Thasos-Aliki, Usak, Denizli 1, Doliana 2, Iasos, Mani.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey). 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America