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Object Number:
MS3448
Current Location:
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Italy
Latium
Lake Nemi
Locus:
Sanctuary of Diana Nemorensis
Date Made:
100-0 BC
Early Date:
100
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Marble (Stone)
Technique:
Carved
Iconography:
Cauldron
Latin Inscription
Griffin
Description:
One griffin's beak lost; plinth possibly modern. Wide ovoid body with relief dec: outlined reeding on lower body, band of tendril dec. at gtst diam.; short wide neck. Conical lid with close reeding and band of pointed leaves alternating with split tongues. Three griffin heads stand up on shoulder. One of a pair with 3449. Inscription deeply cut at base of neck: Face A: CHIO, Face B: D, Face C: D.
Height:
62cm
Depth:
42.5cm

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman Sculpture Gallery (1975 - 2000)
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Roman World (15 Mar 2003)
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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. 154, no. 77
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[Catalogue] 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. 55, no. 82
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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] 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: p. 112, cf. 208-9, fig. 82-83
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[Journal] Bilde, P. G. "Chio d(onum) d(edit): eight marble vases from the Sanctuary of Diana Nemorensis" Vol.: XXIV. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 66, cat. no. 5
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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. 37
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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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 425, fig. 1 and p. 425-6, no. 1
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