Column from a shrine
Findspot: Egypt, Tell Defenneh
Height x width: 14.5 x 4.2 cm (5 11/16 x 1 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Slender, cylindrical, with nine leaf capital. Hollow filled with composition and much incrusted. Separate piece is stored with larger portion.
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.
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription