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Marble funerary relief

Period:
Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H.: 25 1/4 in. (64.1 cm) Other: 23 in. (58.4 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.69.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
Funerary reliefs in the shape of a circular tondo, depicting a man and a woman or, as in this case, the whole family, are known principally from Thrace, northern Greece, and the Danube provinces. Some are inscribed, but this example leaves the man, his wife, and his two sons unnamed.
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