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Marble doorjamb fragment from the Temple of Artemis at Sardis

Period:
Imperial, Hadrianic
Date:
ca. A.D. 117–138
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
60"X 48"X 16" approx. weigth 3,100 lbs
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of The American Society for the Excavation of Sardis, 1926
Accession Number:
26.59.11
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 160
This massive stone is a fragment from the north jamb of the temple's east portal (see drawing). The east door was part of the major Roman renovations of the second century A.D.
Excavated at Sardis

Butler, Howard Crosby. 1925. Architecture: The Temple of Artemis, Sardis, Vol. 2, pt. 1. Leiden: E.J. Brill.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 207, pp. 180, 443, 446, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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