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image M1161.A

FRAGMENT: RIDER AND STANDARD BEARER

Mid 1st century AD

Height: 15cm
Width: 14cm

Museum number: M1161.A

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 459help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

The body and horse from a plaque showing a rider followed by a standard bearer. The heads of horse and rider, the foot of the rider, and the legs and tail of the horse are broken away, as is the remainder of the scene.

Group I: Wainscoting Plaque

Although this fragment belongs in a group of varieties without leg band, illustrated by Berlin no. 3992, the general type is best seen in the example in the Conservatori.1

This piece is a mid first century AD reproduction of an Augustan prototype.

1 H. Von Rohden, and H. Winnefeld, Die antiken Terracotten, vol. IV. 1,2, (Architektomische römische Tonreliefs der Kaiserzeit.), pp. 136, 266, pl. LV.

Provenance help-art-provenance

The two mounted frames of 'Campana' reliefs, Vermeule 459 and and several of the separate fragments must have come from Rome, for a number appear to be drawn in the Windsor folios, nos. 11496ff.

Literature

Von Rohden, IV, p.136.


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