Corinthian pier capital
Late Antique Period
Late 5th century A.D.
Place of Manufacture: Syria
Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 055.
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.)
Medium or Technique
Antioch Mosaic Gallery (Gallery 214A)
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.
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
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Herrmann, Jr.