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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Roman
Creator Name-CRT: Roman
Title: Section of a pilaster with acanthus scrolls
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 1
Creation End Date: 50
Creation Date: First half of 1st century A.D.
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: marble
Dimensions: H. 43 1/2 in. (110.5 cm)
Description: The new buildings erected under Augustus were richly decorated on every possible surface. Cornices, door frames, and column bases were overspread with leafy sculpted vines loaded with fruit, flowers, and small creatures. These images of luxuriant growth, such as depicted on this section of a marble pilaster, became symbols of the prosperity and abundance promised by the emperor.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 10.210.28
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1910
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
Style or Period: Julio-Claudian
AMICA ID: MMA_.10.210.28
AMICA Library Year: 2002
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Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved
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