Architectural fragment, possibly of a model



Accession Number
EC261
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Stone case
Object Types
Model, Architectural model | Religious or cult object, Incense burner
Material
Stone/minerals (Quartzite)
Measurements
Height: 90mm | Width: 110mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

This is half of an architectural fragment, likely the top of a column in white quartzite. This is too small to be functional as a column in a building, and has an indentation in the top, so may be an incense burner. Alternatively it may be a model. Such models are common from the Late to the Graeco-Roman Period. See example the Metropolitan Museum of Art 12.182.6. See also W168 and EC271.