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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
In A Rush? Take a Quick Tour of The Museum ( Sep 1996 - Jun 1997)View Objects in Exhibition
Roman World (15 Mar 2003)View Objects in Exhibition
The Classical World: Rome ( Apr 1958 - 1975)View Objects in Exhibition
Italian Gallery (28 Mar 1951 - 1958)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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 256, no. 123View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] White, Donald, et al. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 46, no. 67; p. 47, no. 68View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Bodel, John & Tracy, Stephen. 1997. Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the USA: A Checklist. 211-212. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 212View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 39, fig. 22View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 9View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] 1965. Guide to the Collections, The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p.66View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Hall, E. E. 1913. A Seated Dionysos. The Museum Journal. 4 (4): 164-167. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 143, fig. 125View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Journal] Notizie degli Scavi di Antichita. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 213View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Sieveking, Johannes. 1919. Romisches Soldatenrelief. Sitzungsberichte, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften. 6 Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Reinach, Salomon. 1910. "Repertoire de la Statuaire grecque et Romaine". Vol. II, pt. II (1910-1930). Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 208, no. 2View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Bates, William N. 1910. "Archaeological News. Notes on Recent Excavations and Discoveries; Other News". AJA. 14 (3): 95-141. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 391View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Bates, William N. 1912. "Greek and Roman Sculptures in Philadelphia". AJA. 16 (1): 101. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 101, no. 6View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Bates, William N. 1914. Archaeological Discussions. AJA. 18 (4): 499 - 550. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 526, fig. 2View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 171-172, no. 20View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Kahler, Heinz. 1951. Der Trajansbogenin Puteoli, in 1951. Studies Presented to David Moore Robinson on his Seventieth Birthday. 1. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 430-9, pls. 27-30View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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