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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1975.41.54
Title
Engaged Colonnette
Classification
Architectural Elements
Work Type
architectural element
Date
late 6th-7th Century
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Egypt (Ancient)
Period
Byzantine period
Culture
Coptic
Location
Level 3, Room 3610, University Teaching Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Limestone
Technique
Relief
Dimensions
63.2 x 23 x 26.5 cm (24 7/8 x 9 1/16 x 10 7/16 in.)
Provenance
Unknown, formerly of the Kevorkian Collection. Said to be from Bawit.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of The Hagop Kevorkian Foundation in memory of Hagop Kevorkian
Accession Year
1975
Object Number
1975.41.54
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Engaged colonnette with diagonal fluting punctuated at its center by a vine scroll and ivy scroll, each serving as a flute. Simple capital. Colonnette protrudes from a square pier, decorated on its left face by a vine scroll with florettes and foliage. Mate (?) to 1975.41.55, with direction of fluting reversed. Traces of plaster coating with paint remain.
Publication History

"Pagan and Christian Egypt: Egyptian Art from the First to the Tenth Century A.D." (1941), Brooklyn Museum, p. 28, no. 61

Exhibition History

Early Christian Africa: Arts of Transformation, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/31/2019 - 01/05/2020

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