Column from a shrine

Egyptian
Late Period
600–550 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Tell Defenneh

Dimensions

Height x width: 14.5 x 4.2 cm (5 11/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

87.525

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements

Slender, cylindrical, with nine leaf capital. Hollow filled with composition and much incrusted. Separate piece is stored with larger portion.

Provenance

From the camp of Carian mercenaries, Tell Dafana (Daphnae). 1886: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 1, 1887.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription