Inv. n°: MMoCA465

Marble Funerary Altar of Julia Sperata

Small star-rosettes as filling ornaments.

h. 44.5 x w. 30 (base) x w. 36 (top) cm

Second half of the 2nd century AD

Marble

Provenance

  • From the necropolis outside the Porta Salaria in Rome, found in 1894 or shortly before in a vineyard adjacent to the grounds of the Villa Albani
  • Ex French private collection, acquired in the 1950s-1970s
  • Acquired at Sotheby’s, London, 10th December 2009, lot 47

Publications

  • Edmond Le Blant, Comptes rendus de l'Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres, 1894, 4ème série, tome XXII, p. 417
  • Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum, 1902, vol. VI, part. 4, no. 32883
  • Jahresbericht über die Fortschritte der klassischen Altertumswissenschaft, 1909, vol. 142-144, p. 198
  • lothar Wierschowski, Heer und Wirtschaft: das römische Heer der Prinzipatszeit als Wirtschaftsfaktor, Bonn, 1984, p. 71
  • Sotheby's, Antiquities Sale, New York, 10th December 2009, lot 47
  • J. Pollini, "Roman Marble Sculpture" in M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, France, 2011, p. 107, fig. 73

Exhibitions

  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from June 2011

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