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Object Number:MS4918
Current Location: Greece Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Hellenistic Period
Date Made: 99-0 BC
Early Date: 99
Materials:Marble (Stone)
Height: 64.5 cm
Width: 71 cm
Thickness: 4 cm
Outside Diameter:71 cm
Credit Line:Purchase from Jacob Hirsch, 1913


Incomplete, Neo-Attick relief. 5 joining fragments. Low relief. White, unpainted marble. Back rough. In the center is a tripod preserved up to the level of the cauldron, standing on a tall shaft. To the left, a fully drapped female figure on 3/4 view facing the tripod extending both hands to a fillet on the tripod. To the right the lower part of a second figure, evidently male (a preist?), also facing the tripod is part of a staff (thyrsus?) resting on the projecting support of the shaft. The dress of the figure at the left terminates in stacked folds. That of the one at the right ends below in simple, vertical, even folds, to the ankle. He wears a cloak to calf level. The cauldron was evidently attached seperately in another material, perhaps bronze. The stone is cut down to recieve this attachment and there is a hole for a tenon.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

The Classical World: Rome ( Apr 1958 - 1975) View Objects in Exhibition
Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994) View Objects in Exhibition
Roman Sculpture Gallery (1975 - 2000) View Objects in Exhibition


[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. 251, no. 121View 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. 170, no. 18View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Bates, William N. 1914. "Archaeological News: Notes on Recent Excavations and Discoveries; Other News".. Vol. 18. no. 3. pg. 381-423 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 416View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Hall, Edith H. 1914. "A Neo-Attic Relief and a Roman Portrait Head". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 5. no. 1. pg. 26-28 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 26-28, fig. 15View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Hall, Edith H. 1913. The Graeco-Roman Collection.. Vol. 4. no. 4. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 168View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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