The Puteoli Marble Block
Location: On Display in the Rome Gallery
From: Italy | Campania | Pozzuoli | Puteoli
Curatorial Section: Mediterranean
|Object Title||The Puteoli Marble Block|
|Current Location||Rome Gallery - On Display|
|Provenience||Italy | Campania | Pozzuoli | Puteoli|
|Period||Imperial Roman Period|
|Date Made||95-102 CE|
|Iconography||Latin Inscription | Soldier|
|Inscription Language||Latin Language|
The Puteoli marble block.
Side A: Erased inscription honouring Domitian.Side B: Relief from a Trajanic arch.
The marble block was originally used for an honorific inscription that was later chiseled off, making it nearly unreadable today. The inscription lauded the emperor Domitian (AD 81-96) for his civic and military achievements, alluding to something he did (probably new road construction) for the town of Puteoli.
The relief belonged to an arch celebrating Trajan's military achievements.
|Credit Line||Museum Purchase, 1910|
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