Pillar with Capital

Date: 9th century

Geography: Made in southern Italy

Culture: South Italian

Medium: Marble (Carrara marble)

Dimensions: Overall: 47 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 8 7/8 in. (120.7 x 23.5 x 22.5 cm)

Classification: Sculpture-Stone

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1918

Accession Number: 18.70.21


Each of the four faces of this pillar shows a different scrolled vine-and-leaf pattern. The exact use of the pillar is unclear. Along with an identical one now in Berlin, it may have been part of a pulpit or a canopy over an altar or a choir screen.