Naukratis: Greeks in Egypt

Alexandra Villing, Marianne Bergeron, Giorgos Bourogiannis, Alan Johnston, François Leclère, Aurélia Masson and Ross Thomas

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Three fragments of limestone column-necking.  Fragments, restored and rejoined, of necking of column, which swells slightly towards the top. Lotos-blossoms with arching petals, and below these, arching tendrils; in the arcading, lotos-buds with joined stems. Above is a smooth astragal; at the top, a rebate for the cap. At the bottom, the top of the flutings, which terminate in a flat raised border.  Restored with fragment 1886,4-1.29.


© The Trustees of the British Museum

Department: Greek & Roman Antiquities

Registration number: 1886,0401.24-26

Bibliographic reference
Villing et al 2013-2015 AA.02 (Phase 3)
Sculpture B393
Petrie 1886 pl. III
Koenigs 2007 pp. 314-5, pl. 2,4,5, 11, no. 2, 3