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Cast of a relief forming one side of a Roman marble altar, depicting three figures, Ceres, Neptune and Prosepina, plaster (as M103; M41 is a cast of a different side of the same altar).

Museum number: M11

Curatorial note

The three casts M11, M41 and M103 are all taken from the Ara Albani altar, Roman 1st century -2nd century AD, in the collection of the Villa Albani, Inv. no. 685.

For further information on the original altar see:
P. Arndt and W. Amelung, Photographische Einzelaufnahmen Antiker Sculpturen (München 1893-1947) Cat. no. 4320- 4322.
P.C. Bol et al (eds), Forschungen zur Villa Albani. Katalog der Antiken Bildwerke IV (Berlin 1994) p. 407 Cat. no. 521 Pl. 242f.
O. Dräger, Religionem Significare, 33. Ergh. RM (Mainz 1994) p.256 Cat. no. 103 Pl. 45,1.
W. Helbig, Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertümer in Rom. Die Staatlichen Sammlungen. Villa Albani IV, 4. Aufl. (1972) Cat. no. 3356.


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