Location: On Display in the Rome Gallery

From: Italy | Latium | Lake Nemi

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS3448
Current Location Rome Gallery - On Display
Culture Roman
Provenience Italy | Latium | Lake Nemi
Locus Sanctuary of Diana Nemorensis
Date Made 100-0 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Marble (Stone)
Technique Carved
Iconography Cauldron | Latin Inscription | Griffin
Inscription Language Latin Language

One griffin's beak lost; plinth possibly modern. Wide ovoid body with relief dec: outlined reeding on lower body, band of tendril dec. at gtst diam.; short wide neck. Conical lid with close reeding and band of pointed leaves alternating with split tongues. Three griffin heads stand up on shoulder. One of a pair with 3449. Inscription deeply cut at base of neck: Face A: CHIO, Face B: D, Face C: D.

Height 62 cm
Width 42.5 cm
Depth 42.5 cm
Credit Line Museum Purchase; subscription of Mrs. Lucy Wharton (Joseph) Drexel, 1897

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