Byzantine Capital with Palmettes from Saraçhane

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 25 May 2018

This basket-shaped marble capital is decorated with a distinctive split-palmette. It dates to 524-527 CE and came from the Saraçhane excavations, Fatih, Istanbul, in modern-day Turkey. (Museum of Archaeology, Istanbul, Turley).



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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