Corinthianizing pilaster capital

Late Republican or Early Imperial Period
40–20 B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Italy, Lazio (probably)

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 053.


Height x width: 18.9 x 22.7 cm (7 7/16 x 8 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Red marble (rosso antico from the Mani peninsula in the southern Peloponnesus, Greece)

On View

Classical Roman Gallery (Gallery 213)


The Ancient World


Architectural elements

Corinthianizing pilaster capital in red marble. The stylized foliage carved as decoration shows a mix of acanthus, palmettes, and flowers. Except for the missing upper right corner, the capital is in good condition.


By 1986: with Acanthus Gallery, 24 East 81st Street, New York 10028; purchased by MFA from Acanthus Gallery, March 25, 1987

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund