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Stucco relief fragment

Period:
Mid-Imperial, Antonine
Date:
ca. A.D. 138–161
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Stucco
Dimensions:
H. 8 1/4 in. (20.9 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Stucco
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1909
Accession Number:
09.221.37
  • Description

    The standing figure is identified as the Emperor Antoninus Pius on the basis of his similarity to known portraits. Before him kneels a barbarian suppliant, part of a larger scene whose context is now lost.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1948. Roman Portraits, 2nd edn. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Thimme, Jürgen. 1976. Kunst und Kultur der Kykladeninseln im 3. Jahrtausend v. Chr.: Ausstellung unter d. Patronat des International Council of Museums ICOM im Karlsruher Schloss vom 25. Juni-10. Oktober 1976. Karlsruhe: Müller, no. 103, pp. 11, 135 .

    Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 448, pp. 383, 493.

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