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Marble grave relief with two portrait busts

Period:
Early Imperial, Augustan
Date:
ca. 13 B.C.–A.D. 5
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
Overall: 20 x 28 1/8 x 5 3/8in. (50.8 x 71.4 x 13.7cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1909
Accession Number:
09.221.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
This panel, with busts of a well-groomed young couple, probably comes from the type of outdoor funerary monuments often set up by prosperous freed slaves.
Robinson, Edward. 1910. "Department of Classical Art: The Accessions of 1909--V Conclusion." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 5(10): pp. 236–7, fig. 4.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1933. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 135–36, fig. 162, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1941. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 135–36, fig. 162, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1941. Roman Portraits, Vol. 1. no. 4, p. 1, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1948. Roman Portraits, 2nd edn. no. 6, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Frenz, Hans G. 1985. Römische Grabreliefs in Mittel- und Süditalien. p. 63, n. 352 [p.169], nr. H 3, Roma: Giorgio Bretschneider Editore.

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