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Corinthian Capital
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Corinthian Capital


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description The capital consists of two tiers of acanthus leaves forming a calyx out of which spring the larger leaves and tendrils that constitute the upper part of the capital. The hollow of the bone, running vertically through the capital, allowed it to be doweled to a post. The capital probably functioned as a finial on a couch or chair. The ends of many of the leaves and tendrils are broken. The upper surface is smoothly finished.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/18/1982Treatmentcleaned
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
1st-3rd century
Medium
bone
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.558
Measurements
H: 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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