Corinthian pier capital

Byzantine
Late Antique Period
Late 5th century A.D.


Place of Manufacture: Syria

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 055.

Dimensions

Overall: 50cm (19 11/16in.) Diameter and weight: 740 lb. (335.7 kg) Framed (Contoured rectangular steel plate / wooden pallet): 10.6 x 86.4 x 70.5 cm (4 3/16 x 34 x 27 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1978.500

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

Antioch Mosaic Gallery (Gallery 214A)

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements

Corinthian capital with rich foliage over the entire surface. In the center leaf, a Christogram has been carved (the Greek letters Chi and Rho). Reddish patina, some ancient damage to leaf tips.

Provenance

Before 1975: Sello Collection, Switzerland; 1975: Mr. and Mrs. John J. Herrmann, Jr., Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Herrmann, Jr. to MFA, December 13, 1978

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Herrmann, Jr.