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Quadrant of a lower Corinthian capital element. The curved face has two acanthus bands with, on the lower band of smaller leaves, a surviving pair tied by the stalks. The leaves each have a drooping lobe; many points are now lost, others meet the points on adjacent leaves. Between the leaves of the lower band are vertical ribs.
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Diameter: 27.30 centimetres
Height: 13.30 centimetres
Width: 40.50 centimetres
- On display (G33/dc10b/s1)
- 1.Grey schist, broken and with soil incrustation.
2.Top flat with shallow centre line and another crossing it at right angles towards back; cramp mortise to each side; beside left-hand mortise a mason's mark.
3.Bottom flat and largely smooth with incised 'J' and curved in front with some chisel grooves; left side flat with vertical chisel grooves; right side flat and smooth.
4.At back a curve may have accommodated a circular vertical element.
- Acquisition notes
- The documentation in Cunningham 1875, and an old photograph [serial no. 1019 (India, 1900: 43); a print is in the album of "Indian Antiquities from Indian Museum negatives, Punjab, photographs 991-1045" in the British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections (Prints and Drawings) and is reproduced by Burgess] make it virtually certain that this piece came from the Archaeological Survey of India to the India Museum and formed part of the transfer from it to the British Museum.
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