Corinthian capital, possibly a lamp stand

Greek
Hellenistic Period
2nd–1st century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 680.

Dimensions

Height x width: 10.5 x 10.6 cm (4 1/8 x 4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.208

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements

There are two rows of acanthus leaves from which spring four tendrils ending in spirals supporting an abacus with strongly concave sides. Between each pair of tendrils, a larger acanthus leaf, above which is a flower. The ends of the spiral have been broken off. Dark green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Munich.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, January 2, 1913, for $18,948.70 (this figure is the total price for MFA 13.186-13.245)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912