Ionic capital

Large capital with swags and volutes


Dimensions

Overall: 47 x 76.2 x 53.3 cm (18 1/2 x 30 x 21 in.)

Accession Number

96.949

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements

Volutes, egg and dart molding; rose and drapery below; acanthus leaves over interior of volutes. From Athens (?).

Provenance

By date unknown: Solomon Willard Collection; sold by Solomon Willard in the mid 1840s to William A. Saunders who kept it in his garden for about 50 years; according to a letter from Mr. Saunders, the capital was said to be from Athens; gift of William A. Saunders to MFA, December 1896

Credit Line

Gift of William A. Saunders