Circular plaster relief
- Early Imperial
- 1st century A.D.
- Diam.: 4 5/16 in. (11 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Fletcher Fund, 1931
- Accession Number:
Cast from a Greek metal relief of the 3rd century B.C.
Below, youth with phiale and cornucopia, seated woman crowned by flying Eros, woman with cornucopia
Above, stars and caps of the Dioskouroi
The plaster reliefs displayed in this case likely served as models for Roman copies of Greek metalware. Such casts undoubtedly also inspired other kinds of Roman works, including intaglios, relief-decorated stone sarcophagi, and terracotta lamps.