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Object TitleThe Puteoli Marble Block
Object Number: MS4916A
Current Location: Rome Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Italy
Campania
Pozzuoli
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Date Made: AD 95-102
Early Date: 95
Late Date: 102
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Marble (Stone)
Iconography:Soldier
Latin Inscription
Height: 162cm
Width: 114.5cm
Thickness: 27cm

Description

White marble slab, finished on two sides and top; in molded frame 11 lines of inscription, now erased. Words "IMP CAESARI" and "PUTEOLANA" still visible. Reused in arch of Trajan at Puteoli where "back" was carved as part of two panels: Left panel has a squared background and shows part of a soldier at left, in deep relief, carrying a spear, overlapping another soldier in low background relief, carrying a richly ornamented shield slung over his shoulder, with another soldier wearing a scabbard and holding a now missing spear upright. R panel, rounded background, has 1 soldier, en face, in deep foreground relief. (Kahler: block reused from base of equestrian statue (?) of Domitian erected on occasion of completion of road Sinuessa-Puteoli. After death of Domitian inscription erased : the block reused in base of arch of Trajan at Puteoli commemorating harbor or road works of his reign. A second block of same series in Berlin.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman Sculpture Gallery (1975 - 2000)View Objects in Exhibition
Roman World (15 Mar 2003)View Objects in Exhibition
In A Rush? Take a Quick Tour of The Museum ( Sep 1996 - Jun 1997)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Collection] Romano, Irene B. 2006. Classical Sculpture; Catalogue of the Cypriot, Greek and Roman Stone Sculpture in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 256, no. 123View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Exhibition] White, Donald, et al. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 46, no. 67; p. 47, no. 68View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Flower, Harriet I. 2001. "A Tale of Two Monuments: Domitian, Trajan, and Some Praetorians at Puteoli (AE 1973, 137)". AJA. 105 (4): 625-648.View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Bodel, John & Tracy, Stephen. 1997. Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the USA: A Checklist. 211-212. : Page/Fig./Plate: 212View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 39, fig. 22View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Matthews, Kenneth D. 1970. The Imperial Wardrobe of Ancient Rome. Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 12 (3): 2-13. : Page/Fig./Plate: 9View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] 1965. Guide to the Collections, The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.66View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Hall, E. E. 1913. A Seated Dionysos. The Museum Journal. 4 (4): 164-167. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 142ff, p. 143, fig. 126View Objects cited in this Publication
[Journal] Notizie degli Scavi di Antichita. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 213View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Sieveking, Johannes. 1919. Romisches Soldatenrelief. Sitzungsberichte, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften. 6View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Reinach, Salomon. 1910. "Repertoire de la Statuaire grecque et Romaine". Vol. II, pt. II (1910-1930). : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 208, no. 2View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Bates, William N. 1910. "Archaeological News. Notes on Recent Excavations and Discoveries; Other News". AJA. 14 (3): 95-141. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 391View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Bates, William N. 1912. "Greek and Roman Sculptures in Philadelphia". AJA. 16 (1): 101. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 101, no. 6View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Bates, William N. 1914. Archaeological Discussions. AJA. 18 (4): 499 - 550. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 526, fig. 2View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 171-172, no. 20View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Kahler, Heinz. 1951. Der Trajansbogenin Puteoli, in 1951. Studies Presented to David Moore Robinson on his Seventieth Birthday. 1. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 430-9, pls. 27-30View Objects cited in this Publication

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