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Funerary relief with a father and daughter

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The heads of a father and daughter are carved in deep relief in the upper right quadrant of a tondo which, intact, would have included several other heads. The noses have been broken; otherwise, the piece is in excellent condition. There are patches of a brown patina on the...

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Provenance

By 1980: with Hermes/Michael Waltz, Theresienstrasse 7, 8000 Munich 2 (acquired from a private collector in Bavaria; said to have been brought from Salonika during the Balkan Wars, about 1912-1914); purchased by MFA from Michael Waltz, June 13, 1980

Credit Line

Classical Department Exchange Fund

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, Hadrianic, A.D. 120–140

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 046.

Dimensions

Height: 35 cm (13 3/4 in.) x radius, as preserved: 47 cm (18 1/2 in.) x depth: 16 cm ( 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1980.212

Medium or Technique

Marble, Dolomitic from the Greek island of Thasos

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture