Marble round altar with a frieze of animals and masks
- 1st century A.D.
- h. 7 3/16 in. (18.3 cm); d. 8 in. (20.3 cm)
- Stone Sculpture
- Credit Line:
- Fletcher Fund, 1926
- Accession Number:
The theatrical masks and panthers on this altar suggest it may have been used in a sanctuary of Bacchus (Roman Dionysos), since both motifs are common elements in the god's iconography.