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Bronze votive tablet

Period:
Imperial
Date:
ca. 2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H.: 1 3/4 x 5 1/16 in. (4.4 x 12.9 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1921
Accession Number:
21.88.172
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
The tablet is in the form of a small tabula ansata, often used as the frame for dedicatory or funerary inscriptions. Here it is inscribed on both sides with a dedication in Greek to the Egyptian god Serapis.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1924. "Inscriptions in the Classical Collection." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 19 (7): p. 166.

Bodel, John P. and Stephen Tracy. 1997. Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the USA: A Checklist. p. 193, Rome: The American Academy in Rome.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2014. Ennion: Master of Roman Glass. p. 27, fig. 17, p. 29, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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