Zev Radovan

Just “out of the workshop.” Found near the Broad Wall and the Hasmonean and Israelite towers, this hard Jerusalem limestone Corinthian capital featuring smooth, stylized acanthus leaves is so well preserved that it is difficult to believe that it actually dates to the First Jewish Revolt against Rome (70 C.E.). Avigad called it a masterpiece of ornamental stonecarving. The discovery of this capital indicated that, in addition to private homes, the western hill of Jerusalem also had large, public buildings.