Plaster Cast of Roman Votary Inscription for the Safety and Return of the Severan Imperial Family

1900.12.0092

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Artifact Identification Plaster Cast of Roman Votary Inscription for the Safety and Return of the Severan Imperial Family   (1900.12.0092)
Classification/
Nomenclature
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Documentary Artifacts
  4. :
  5. Other Documents
Artist/Maker Brucciani & Co., London.
Geographic Location
Period/Date Roman Empire, 200 – 212 CE
Culture Roman

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 72.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 44.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 5.0 cm
Weight waived g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Plaster
Manufacturing Processes Cast
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description

"Marble votive inscription dedicated by Antonius, a libertus or freed slave. It commemorates the safe return of the emperor Septimius Severus (reigned 193-211), his wife Julia Domna and their children Caracalla and Geta. the names of Geta and Pautilla (Caracalla's wife) were erased after Geta's murder and Plautilla's execution following her implication in plots against Caracalla." From the British Museum Database -

Description N/A
Comparanda

Reproduction of British Museum Number 1805,0703.210.

Bibliography

CIL v. 6, p. 1, entry #180 British Museum. List of casts from sculptures, etc. in the Departments of Antiquities sold by Messrs. Brucciani & Co. London, the Trustees, 1905. p.53. (In Source Donor File)

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Purchase
Reproduction yes
Reproduction Information Original is part of the Townley Collection, British Museum. British Museum Collection Database. 1805,0703.210 www.britishmuseum.org/collection, British Museum, last modified 5/5/2013. Online. Accessed 5/9/2013. Reproduction produced by Brucciani & Co. for the British Museum.

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