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Title:

Lansdowne Relief

Maker(s) &
Production:

, Italy

Category:

relief

Date:

about 100 about 150

Period:

Roman

Description:

Dark grey limestone relief, decorated in three registers: the largest, central frieze is divided by four arching niches and bordered on either side by a vertical ornament of male and female figures among interlacing acanthus branches. Between the niches are three mythological scenes, l-r: Odysseus sailing past the sirens; Dionysos and the pirates; the Argonauts and the Stymphalian birds. Above this frieze is a narrow frieze with hunting scenes, partially set in a reed-bed; below another narrow frieze with a marine theme, dolphins, hippocamps and other marine creatures.

Find Spot:

Tivoli

Material:

limestone; 'bigio morato'

Dimension(s):

height, 56, cm
width, 181.5, cm
depth, 23, cm
weight, 500, K, approx.

Acquisition:

loan; ;

Alternative
Number:

previous number; Loan Ant.117

Documentation:

Christie's Sale Catalogue, 5th July 1995., #220

Accession:

Object Number: GR.1.2012
(Antiquities)
(record id: 160187; input: 2008-03-31; modified: 2016-09-01)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/160187





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