Fragment of a capital

Egyptian
Byzantine (Coptic) Period


Findspot: Egypt, Sakkara, Monastery of St. Jeremiah

Accession Number

15.1226a

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Columns and capitals

This is a simplified, flat carving of an acanthus leaf, and it is likly a fragment of a column.

Provenance

From the Coptic Monastery of St. Jeremiah's at Saqqara, Egypt, excavated by J. E. Quibell in 1905-6.

Credit Line

Gift of the Western Art Visiting Committee