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Architectural elements - Column capitals and bases, lintels, cornices and chancel screens

Marble Asiatic Corinthian capital decorated with theatre masks on an Attic column base, Lepcis Magna, Roman period (AD 150 – 160), capital 84 x 116 x 114 cm; base 34 x 80 cm.

Marble Asiatic Corinthian capital decorated with theatre masks on an Attic column base, Lepcis Magna, Roman period (AD 150 – 160), capital 84 x 116 x 114 cm; base 34 x 80 cm.

© Università Roma Tre Archaeological Mission in Libya / Fabian Baroni
Painted marble doric frieze fragment with Charon in a metope, Altalena Tomb (Cyrene), Hellenistic period (fourth quarter of the 3rd c. – first quarter of the 2nd c. BC), 32 x 37 cm.

Painted marble doric frieze fragment with Charon in a metope, Altalena Tomb (Cyrene), Hellenistic period (fourth quarter of the 3rd c. – first quarter of the 2nd c. BC), 32 x 37 cm.

© RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre), Paris / Hervé Lewandowski

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Material
Limestone | Marble | Stone | Granite | Porphyry
Type
Architectural elements
Details
Porphyry, granite, limestone, marble. Humans, animals, deities, floral and/or geometric motifs. May have Greek or Latin inscriptions. |  | Sculpted column capitals, cornices and chancel screens. Plain, moulded or carved bases. Lintels may have vertical channels (triglyphs) and flat rectangular spaces (metopes).  |
Red List
Emergency Red List of Libyan Cultural Objects at Risk
Countries
Libya
Period
1st millennium BC – AD 1551