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Sacrifice of a goat at an altar

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The block is broken at both ends and is preserved in two pieces, fastened together. It has suffered severely from fire; the surface is discolored and crackled, and bits of the figures and of the moldings have flaked off. The center of this frieze from the interior of a small temple or funerary...

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By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman, Augustan Period or Modern,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 236; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 112 (additional published references).


Height x length: 28.3 x 61 cm (11 1/8 x 24 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, fine-grained white


The Ancient World