Corner of a pediment

Greek
Classical Period
about 450 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 007.

Dimensions

Width: 28 cm (11 in.)

Accession Number

1984.439

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements

The fragment includes a decorated gutter (sima) and a plain tympanum. The flat sima has widely-spaced lotus buds and palmettes, which are linked by S-shaped scrolls. Above are an ovolo and a fillet. A fillet separates the sima from the timpanum. This fragment joins 61.153.

Said from Selinunte but probably from Lokri.

Except at the breaks the fragment has a yellow patina.
Such small-scale architectural elements probably come from a funerary monument.

Provenance

Said to come from Selinunte. By 1964, Robert E. Hecht, Jr., New York [see note]; 1984, sold by Robert Hecht to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 12, 1984)

NOTE: Lent to the MFA August 14, 1964 (loan no. 137.64). According to Hecht, he purchased this in 1961 from Adolph Hakenleiter, Rüschlikon, Switzerland, who had inherited it. This information has not been verified.

Credit Line

Benjamin and Lucy Rowland Fund