Syrian Column Capital

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published on 07 November 2017

The half-palmettes on this column capital made from marble are ultimately derived from ancient Assyrian models. Stylization transforms its more recent Hellenistic predecessors. This specimen dates from the late 7th-early 8th century CE. (Aga Khan Museum, Toronto)



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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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