Fragment of a gutter (sima) from a pediment
Early Classical Period
about 450 B.C.
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 041.
Overall: 11 x 23cm (4 5/16 x 9 1/16in.) Mount (Steel wall shaped L-bracket plate for the object to rest on): 7.6 x 22.9 cm (3 x 9 in.)
Medium or Technique
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
The fragment is a decorated gutter (sima), which has widely-spaced lotus buds and palmettes linked by loose S-shaped scrolls. Above are an ovolo and a fillet. This fragment joins 1984.439, which is the corner element and includes the plain tympanum of the pediment.
The surfaces, including the breaks, have a crusty yellow patina. Broken on ends and back. It is composed of two pieces.
Said from Selinunte but probably from Lokri.
By 1960: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia, Pa.(said to come from Selinunte in Sicily); gift of George Allen to MFA, February 8, 1961
Gift of George Allen