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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
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 168
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.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1948. Roman Portraits, 2nd edn. no. 76, p. v, 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. no. 103, pp. 11, 135 , Karlsruhe: Müller.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1987. Greece and Rome. no. 103, pp. 11, 135, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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

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