23 April 2002
A CARVED WHITE MARBLE COLUMN
Probably East Mediterranean or North Africa, circa 10th century
The cylindrical column with regular constrictions below the flaring capital carved on each side with radiating leaf motifs flaring to each corner, metal block base
26in. (66cm.) high
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For carving with related detailing in the great mosque, Kairouan, please see Ewert, Christian and Wisshak, Jens-Peter: Forschungen zur almohadischen Moschee, Lieferung 1: Vorstufen, Mainz am Rhein, 1981, pls. 7b and 45a).
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