Fragment of limestone capital

Egyptian
Byzantine (Coptic) Period
A.D. 500


Object Place: Byzantine; Findspot: Egypt, Ihnasya el-Medina, House L

Dimensions

Overall: 28 x 39 x 19 cm (11 x 15 3/8 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

05.287

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements

This fragment executed in very high relief depicts vegetal motifs.

Provenance

From Ihnasya el-Medina (Herakleoplis Magna, House L). 1903-1904: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; 1905, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: January 1, 1905)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription