University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: MS3460
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Italy
Lake Nemi
Period: Roman Period
Date Made: 1st century BC - 1st Century AD
Early Date: -99
Late Date: 99
Materials:Marble (Stone)
Human Figure
Length: 58.74cm
Width: 12.1cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase; subscription of Lucy Wharton Drexel, 1897


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. Possiblly pygmies?


[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. 144, no. 74View Objects cited in this Publication
[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: 112View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Moltesen, M. 1997. "Up the Nile at Nemi" in Ultra Terminum Vagari: Scritti in Onore di Carl Nylander. 211-217. : Page/Fig./Plate: 211-217View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 190, no. 60View Objects cited in this Publication

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