Plaster Cast of Relief: Double Suovetaurilia Sacrifice


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Artifact Identification Plaster Cast of Relief: Double Suovetaurilia Sacrifice   (1916.05.0006)
  1. Built Environment Artifacts
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  3. Building Components
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  5. Surface Elements
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Roman Empire, 14 CE, 1st or 2nd quarter of the 1st century
Culture Roman
Location On Exhibitin the Ancient Mediterranean exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Width) 198.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 90.3 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 13.6 cm
Weight waived g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Plaster
Manufacturing Processes Cast
Munsell Color Information White (10 yr 9/0.5) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

"From an imperial altar in Rome was already in the 15th c. in the Palazzo Venezia. Marble. Face, right arm of priest, lower edge with feet, restored. A fragment of a second procession is also in the Louvre. Mostly commonly identified as the Emperor Claudius who in A.D. 47 closed the five-year term (lustrum) as censor with his colleague Vitellios who 22 years later briefly occupied the imperial throne. The tall stature would suit Claudius (whose face is restored). The objection is that the emperor should be on the favored 'right' side; if so, the priest is Vitellius. Other identifications propose Tiberius or Caligula." - Hanfmann, figure 106.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Hanfmann, G. M. A. Roman Art. 1975, p. 107. Michon, E. Mon. Piot. 17 (1910): 19-203, pl. 18. Musée du Louvre, Paris. Catalogue Sommaire. Paris, no. 1096 Toynbee, J. M. C. Animals in Roman Life and Art. 132-134, fig. 57.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Lorado Taft Collection
Reproduction yes
Reproduction Information Original is in the Louvre, Paris. - J. A. Dengate, 8/13/98

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