Relief Fragment


From: Italy | Latium | Lake Nemi

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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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 BCE - 1st Century CE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Marble (Stone)
Iconography Grapevine | Human Figure | Crocodile | Pygmy?

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. Possibly pygmies?

Length 58.74 cm
Width 12.1 cm
Credit Line Museum Purchase; subscription of Mrs. Lucy Wharton (Joseph) Drexel, 1897

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