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Relief Fragment

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
Early Date: -99
Late Date: 99
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Marble (Stone)
Iconography:Grapevine
Human Figure
Crocodile
Pygmy?
Length: 58.74 cm
Width: 12.1 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase; subscription of Mrs. Lucy Wharton (Joseph) Drexel, 1897

Description

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?

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.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 144, no. 74View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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.. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. pg. 5-235 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 112View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Moltesen, M. 1997. "Up the Nile at Nemi" in Ultra Terminum Vagari: Scritti in Onore di Carl Nylander.. Edizioni Quasar. pg. 211-217 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 211-217View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 190, no. 60View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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