A column capital (75 cm in diameter) of the Doric  order, which originally rested on a column approximately 4.5m in height.  This capital is of exceptional shape, and may have stood in “Solomon’s Porch”, the eastern portico of the Temple Mount built before the Herodian construction (Jewish Wars 5.145; John 10:23; Acts 3:11).

Capitals of the Doric order are known in Second Temple Period Jerusalem in the Tomb of the Hezir priestly family, in the Western Wall Tunnels, in the Ophel south of the Temple Mount and in additional sites, and are dated to the days of the Hasmonaean dynasty and onwards.