Portion of Roman marble column. Smoothed outer surface,other surfaces rough.
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Roman masonry fragment
64 BCE-198 CE
L165mm x W100mm x D80mm
History and use
This is a portion of a marble column. Marble had been used in Greece for centuries, The Romans became greatly impressed by its characteristics and started using it. White marble was particularly valued and used in massive public buildings, including temples, arches, public baths and sculptures. This piece is from the body of the column and does not feature decorative elements.
Jackson, George Kenneth (b.1914, d.1943)