Fragment of a composite column capital

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
305–30 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Karnak

Dimensions

Height x width: 50 x 78 cm (19 11/16 x 30 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

75.14

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

On View

Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Columns and capitals

Upper part of a two-story, quatrefoil papyrus-palmette composite column capital (joins 75.15).

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Gift of heirs of Francis Cabot Lowell