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N.244 Marble sarcophagus fragment (4th c. CE)

 


 

N.154: Marble head of barbarian from Italy (3rd/2nd c. BCE) dimensions: max H. preserved 9.55 cm.


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Bearded man's head with handle-bar mustache, wearing a bowl-shaped helmet.

Comparanda: a helmeted Gaul in Naples, presumed to be a copy of a monument set up by Attalos II of Pergamon on the Athens Acropolis: Andrew Stewart, Attalos, Athens, and the Akropolis: the Pergamene "Little Barbarians" and Their Roman and Renaissance Legacy (New York, Cambridge University Press 2004).

N.157: Marble hand and pitcher from Italy (Roman)

dimensions: max H. pitcher pres 6.16; max L. from spout to break at wrist 14.08; W. of hand across knuckles 5.69 cm.


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Right hand with index finger through handle of pitcher. Traces of reddish paint.

N.158: Marble base of statuette of Asclepius from Italy (Roman)

dimensions: max H. pres from base to top of staff 11.52 cm.


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Profiled oval base, flanked by torus. On base, two bare feet with traces of a garment just above ankles; next to right foot, a thick gnarled staff with the coil of a snake.

N.198: Marble table leg fragment from Praeneste (1st-3rd c CE)

dimensions: max H. pres 17.4 cm.


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Fragment of upper part of table leg with head and shoulders of male figure with chubby cheeks.

N.199: Marble table leg fragment from Italy (1st-3rd c CE)

dimensions: max H. pres 9.8 cm.


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Fragment with head and neck of woman (?) facing front with curly hair.

N.200: Marble table leg fragment from Italy (3rd c CE)

dimensions: max H. pres 12.64 cm.


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Fragment with frontal face of chubby Cupid with long flowing hair parted in center with central braid from forehead to rear; hair articulated by deep drilling from surface; eyes deeply recessed with deep drill holes at nostrils and ends of mouth.

N.224: Limestone pigna (cippus; tomb marker over a male burial) from Praeneste (?)

dimensions: max H. ca 22.5 cm.

 

N.225: Limestone pigna (cippus; tomb marker over a male burial) from Praeneste (?)

dimensions: max H. ca 37.0 cm.

 

N.226: Limestone pigna (cippus; tomb marker over a male burial) from Praeneste (?)

dimensions: max H. pres ca 42.0 cm.


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N.224: Pointed phallus on base resembling circular altar with shallow concave sides
N.225: Pointed phallus on tall base with concave sides, possibly originally carved with leaves. "D MAGIUS" incised near the greatest diameter (probably modern).
N.226: Pointed phallus symbol on two-tiered base, decorated with two rows of acanthus leaves.

N.241: Marble lid of cinerary urn from Praeneste (?)

dimensions: max H. to top of gable 11.0; L. from gable to gable 26.5; W. across primary gable 31 cm.


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Lid in the form of gabled roof with four projecting acroteria at corners (dramatic masks). Two cornucopiae fill the primary pediment.

N.242: Marble entablature fragment from Italy (?)

dimensions: max H. pres 12.0; max L. pres 35.0; max W. pres 17.5 cm.


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Surface carved with alternating leaf pattern; band of low dentils; small diagonal band of bead and reel between small tori; strongly projecting plain cornice with slanting crown moulding decorated with egg and dart between small tori below two broad tori.

N.243: Marble Ionic capital fragment from Italy (?)

dimensions: max H. pres ca 9.5; max L. pres 15.0; max W. 14.0 cm.


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Small capital, not of a column (from the nature of the break), but rather of some open, floral element. One volute is decorated with incised leaf-like elements and tied with a rope in center; front and back surfaces of capital between volutes plain. Between capital and abacus, leaf and dart below a plain, narrow moulding.

N.244: Marble sarcophagus fragment from Italy (?)

dimensions: max H. pres 19.0; L. pres 56.5; max Th 9.5 cm.


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Fragment from the top of the long side of a sarcophagus. Agricultural scene: in the center, a child farmer in paenula and short tunic plowing with two oxen in front of two trees; in front of oxen, a fragment of another, similar group. At left, a winged Victory moves left but looks back at the farmers.

N.399: Marble table leg fragment from Italy (Roman)

dimensions: max H. pres 13.7 cm.


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Puffy face with incised eyes and mouth.

N.400: Marble table leg fragment from Italy (Roman)

dimensions: max H. pres 10.6 cm.


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Chubby face of a boy (Eros?).

N.404: Marble table leg, provenance unknown

dimensions: max H. pres 0.28 cm.


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Tapering "leg" in section elongated and ovoid section.

N.405: Marble hand holding stick from Italy (?)

dimensions: L. pres fist-wrist ca 8.7 cm.


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Right hand clenched around gnarled staff broken near the fist.

N.407: Marble entablature fragment from Ostia (Roman)

dimensions: max H. pres 6.8; max L. pres 10.5 cm..


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Projecting cornice with flat top surface, below which are (top to bottom): bead and reel (?), egg-and-dart, plain angular mouldings, a second bead-and-reel, dentils, and leaf and dart, all separated by tori.

N.414: Stone conical vessel of sandstone from Turkey (?)

dimensions: H. 14.6 cm.


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N.417: Stone pigna base from Praeneste (?)

dimensions: H. 9.7 cm.


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Limestone, rectangular in plan and section with shallow circular depression.

N.418: Ellipsoidal stone weight from Praeneste (?)

dimensions: H. 9.2; L. 15.1; W. 12.0 cm.


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N.419: Disk-shaped stone weight from Praeneste (?)

dimensions: H. ca 16.2; top D. ca 22.4 x 17.3; underside D. 16.1 x 13.8 cm.


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In the top are an incised T and two holes filled with lead securing the stumps of a metal handle.

N.420: Marble warrior head from Praeneste (Hellenistic/Roman)

dimensions: estimated H. pres ca 40; est W. pres ca 21; est Th pres 26.5 cm.


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Badly mutilated head of a bearded warrior wearing a Corinthian helmet, pushed back Pericles-fashion. Likely the head of Menelaus carrying the body of Patroklus ("Pasquino" group).

N.430: Stone metope said to be from Etruria (Archaic)

dimensions: H. 38; W. pres 48 cm.


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Limestone fragment of a corner triglyph-metope with bucranium and fillets in the metope; 6 guttae below the triglyph. Around the corner, part of another triglyph with guttae.

Floor Pavers, Slabs, and Revetments, Colored Marbles, and Other Stones

For a complete list see the "Checklist of the Entire Collection", nos. 520-580.

About half the collection is on display.

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Featured item:


Nike (Victory) of Samothrace (reduced size)
Modern plaster replica (given to the Wilcox by the KU Department of French and Italian) at a about 1/2 scale of a Greek original of ca. 190 BCE (original is just over 8 ft tall). According to the small metal oval in the back, the cast was purchased from the Caproni Bros. cast company of Boston probably in 1885.

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