Roman - Capital, 220-285 AD


Capital, 220-285 AD

Pentelic marble, 40.6 x 48.3 x 51.4 cm (16 x 19 x 20 1/4 in.) overall


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Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner as part of a set of architectural elements (including a similar capital, museum no. S10s6) from the connoisseur and art dealer Stefano Bardini (1836-1922), Florence for 17,900 lire on 6 October 1897.


Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 63. (as perhaps from the "eastern shore of the Adriatic"; the date as uncertain, either late Roman, 3rd-5th century AD, or Romanesque)
Cornelius C. Vermeule III et al. Sculpture in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1977), pp. 55-56, no. 79. (as Roman, about 220-285 AD)

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