Greek, Sicilian ?
Late Classical Period
4th century B.C.
Height: 17.3 cm (6 13/16 in.); abacus 32.1 x 33.3 cm (12 5/8 x 13 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Ionic capital with convex volute channels, which curve downward over the echinus. The echinus is visible underneath the bolster. A palmette masks the junction of the echinus and volute. The surface lacks sculptural ornament. Essentially complete but chipped and abraded in many places. Limestone.
By 1970: with Sotheby & Co., 34 & 35 New Bond St., London, W. 1 (Sotheby & Co. auction, July 13, 1970, lot 176: the purchaser recorded on the auction price list as Slaughter); according to the deed of gift from the anonymous donor: purchased from a dealer slightly after the auction; year-end gift of the Anonymous donor to MFA, December 1998