Reproduction of a Diptych Leaf: Apotheosis of an Emperor


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Reproduction of a Diptych Leaf: Apotheosis of an Emperor   (1976.09.0002)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Ceremonial Artifacts
  4. :
  5. Religious Objects
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date 430 - 460 CE
Culture Italian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 29.8 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 11.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) .6 cm
Weight 263 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Plastic, Textile--Synthetic, Metal--Brass
Manufacturing Processes Cast, Manufacturing
Munsell Color Information Pale Yellow (5Y 8.5/4)

Research Remarks

Published Description

Card accompanying artifact at purchase: "B.M Replica. A leaf of a diptych representing the apotheosis of an emperor. It is likely that the three figures are the same individual portrayed at three distinct moments: beneath in a funeral procession, in the middle driving a quadrigia up into the sky, and above being borne through the air by figures representing sleep and death. Probably carved in Rome about A.D. 450. Height 11 7/8 inches. (Replica made of resin composition.)

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Natanson, J. Early Christian Ivories. (1953)

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Purchase
Reproduction Yes
Reproduction Information Reproduction of a Diptych leaf.

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