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Section of Lycian votive relief

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The left half can be reconstructed from a small group of more complete slabs. Twelve warrior gods in Roman armor flank (six by six) a captain under a baldachin. Below, also six by six, twelve bears or wolves (?) kneel in adoration. The dedicator of the relief may have stood in another baldachin...

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Provenance

By date unknown: said to be from the art market in Istanbul by way of a private collection in Switzerland; by 1963: with Petro Hanazoglu; purchased by MFA from Petro Hanazoglu, January 8, 1964

Credit Line

Charles Amos Cummings Bequest Fund

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, 2nd–3rd century A.D.

Place of Manufacture

Lycia, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 293; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 113 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 33 x 37 x 6 cm (13 x 14 9/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

64.47

Medium or Technique

Marble from Aphrodisias, Turkey

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture