Corner of a pediment
about 450 B.C.
Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 007.
Width: 28 cm (11 in.)
Medium or Technique
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
The fragment includes a decorated gutter (sima) and a plain tympanum. The flat sima has widely-spaced lotus buds and palmettes, which are linked by S-shaped scrolls. Above are an ovolo and a fillet. A fillet separates the sima from the timpanum. This fragment joins 61.153.
Said from Selinunte but probably from Lokri.
Except at the breaks the fragment has a yellow patina.
Such small-scale architectural elements probably come from a funerary monument.
Said to come from Selinunte. By 1964, Robert E. Hecht, Jr., New York [see note]; 1984, sold by Robert Hecht to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 12, 1984)
NOTE: Lent to the MFA August 14, 1964 (loan no. 137.64). According to Hecht, he purchased this in 1961 from Adolph Hakenleiter, Rüschlikon, Switzerland, who had inherited it. This information has not been verified.
Benjamin and Lucy Rowland Fund