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A carved marble doorway decorated with a wreath of oak leaves overlaid with acorns and tied with a ribbon-- it is richly ornamented in the Flavian Revival style. The size of this door precludes an association with a house or even a family shrine in the garden of a wealthy Roman's villa. It...

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By 1933: with Brummer Gallery, Inc., 55 East 57th Street, New York (letters from Joseph Brummer say variously that it was found near Naples or excavated near Pompeii); purchased by MFA from Brummer Gallery, Inc., April 14, 1938, for $ 3,750.00 (the total price for MFA 38.733 and 38.734)

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 200–280

Place of Manufacture

Campania, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 304.


Height x width: 366 x 275 cm (144 1/8 x 108 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, from the island of Proconnesus in the Sea of Marmara near Istanbul


The Ancient World


Architectural elements