University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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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
Credit Line:Museum Purchase; subscription of Lucy Wharton Drexel, 1897

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)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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 157, no. 79View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Bilde, Pia G. 1998. "Those Nemi Sculptures...": Marbles from a Roman Sanctuary in the University of Pennsylvania Museum. Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 40 (3) : Page/Fig./Plate: 45View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Bodel, John & Tracy, Stephen. 1997. Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the USA: A Checklist. 211-212. : Page/Fig./Plate: 212View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 175-176, no. 39View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Furtwangler, Adolf. 1904. Neue Denkmäler antiker Kunst: Antiken in den Museen von Amerika III (SB. Munch 1905). : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 260, no. 25View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Barnabei, F. 1895. "Nemi nuove scoperte nell'area del tempio di Diana". no. 8. p. 425-429.View Objects cited in this Publication

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