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Relief Fragment

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Object Number:
MS3460
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Italy
Latium
Lake Nemi
Period:
Roman Period
Date Made:
1st century BC - 1st Century AD
Early Date:
-99
Late Date:
99
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Marble (Stone)
Iconography:
Grapevine
Human Figure
Crocodile
Pygmy?
Description:
Marble. Finished edge above only. Back finished. Large undulations of grapevine with one cluster. Beneath one undulation a human figure, face frontal, shown from the chest up, grasps a crocodile, Futher to the left another human figure, naked, shown from the lower abdomen up, advances toward the crocodile brandishing a stick. He wears a broad conical hat. At the extreme right a flower and tendrils twine around the grapevine. Possiblly pygmies?
Length:
58.74cm
Width:
12.1cm

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. 144, no. 74
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[Book] Moltesen, Mette. 1997. Dianas Hellige Lund: Fund fra en Helligdom i Nemi: In the Sacred Grove of Diana: Finds from a sanctuary at Nemi. 5-235. : Page/Fig./Plate: 112
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[Book] Moltesen, M. 1997. "Up the Nile at Nemi" in Ultra Terminum Vagari: Scritti in Onore di Carl Nylander. 211-217. : Page/Fig./Plate: 211-217
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[Catalogue] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: 190, no. 60
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