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Object Number:
MS3450
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Italy
Latium
Lake Nemi
Date Made:
99-0 BC
Early Date:
99
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Marble (Stone)
Technique:
Carved
Iconography:
Cauldron
Griffin
Latin Inscription
Description:
Of 3 griffins, 2 heads badly abraded away. Knob on lid abraded. Wide ovoid body with relief dec: at gtst. diam; short wide neck. Conical lid with relief lotus petals, pendent. Three tall griffin heads stand up on shoulder. One of a pair with 3451. Inscription: Face A: CHIO, Face B: D, Face C: D. Dec. 1983: Somewhat similar solid marble vase found at APhrodisias. Slide shown by Kenan Erim at archeology Club meeting.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman Sculpture Gallery (1975 - 2000)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] 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. 157, no. 79
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[Journal] Bilde, Pia G. "Those Nemi Sculptures...": Marbles from a Roman Sanctuary in the University of Pennsylvania Museum Vol.: 40(3). : Page/Fig./Plate: 45
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[Book] Bodel, John & Tracy, Stephen. 1997. Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the USA: A Checklist. 211-212. : Page/Fig./Plate: 212
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[Catalogue] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 175-6, no. 39
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[Article] Furtwangler, Adolf. 1904. Neue Denkmäler antiker Kunst: Antiken in den Museen von Amerika III (SB. Munch 1905). : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 260, no. 25
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[Book] Barnabei, F. 1895. "Nemi nuove scoperte nell'area del tempio di Diana". no. 8. p. 425-429.
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