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Altar with raised base and hollowed top.

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Square hollow altar with raised base and hollowed top. Mythological scene in relief on each side. Gray clay, gray polished slip. Ovolo molding on stepped base, dentils above reliefs, recessed crown with relief spirals, rosettes, flames. A: Tragic actor or muse before Apollo; B: Poseidon and...

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By 1965: with Tassos Zoumboulakis (said to come from Asia Minor); purchased by MFA from Tassos Zoumboulakis, November 10, 1965

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

Roman Provincial ?, 1st century A.D.?

Place of Manufacture

Asia Minor


Height: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.); width at base: 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements