Fragment of a composite column capital

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


Findspot: Egypt, Karnak

Dimensions

Overall: 38 x 81cm (14 15/16 x 31 7/8in.) Case (Rolling steel pedestal ( two tier-A- top base ): 45.7 x 63.5 cm (18 x 25 in.) Case (Rolling steel base ( B-lower pedestal): 61.9 x 95.6 x 96.2 cm (24 3/8 x 37 5/8 x 37 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

75.15

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

On View

Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Columns and capitals

Lower part of a two-story, quatrefoil papyrus-palmette composite column capital (joins 75.14).

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