Fragment of a composite column capital
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
Findspot: Egypt, Karnak
Height x width: 50 x 78 cm (19 11/16 x 30 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)
Upper part of a two-story, quatrefoil papyrus-palmette composite column capital (joins 75.15).
From Karnak. 1835: collected in Egypt by John Lowell and sent back to Boston; 1875: given to the MFA by John A. Lowell and Miss Lowell.
(Accession Date: March 18, 1875)
Gift of heirs of Francis Cabot Lowell