Corinthian capital, possibly a lamp stand
2nd–1st century B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 680.
Height x width: 10.5 x 10.6 cm (4 1/8 x 4 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912