Bearded man with handle-bar mustache, wearing a bowl-shaped helmet
with crest and a broad, slightly raised border over forehead; heavy
eyebrows over deep-set eyes and open mouth; nostrils prominent.
Dimensions:Max H. preserved 9.55; max W. preserved 5.44; max
Th. preserved 5.77 cm.
Photograph: Neg: 9.30, 31, 32; slide
Comparanda: the helmeted Gaul in Naples, presumed to be a copy
of a monument set up by Attalos II of Pergamon on the Athens Acropolis:
Andrew Stewart, Attalos, Athens, and the Akropolis: the Pergamene "Little
Barbarians" and Their Roman and Renaissance Legacy (New York, Cambridge
University Press 2004).
N.154: Marble head of barbarian from Italy (3rd/2nd c. BCE)
Right hand with index finger through handle of pitcher, thumb on top,
two middle fingers bent toward palm, elongated little finger extended
against base of pitcher; finger nails and pad of palm articulated. Traces
of reddish paint all over.
Dimensions:Max H pitcher pres 6.16 cm.; max D pitcher 6.19 cm.;
max L from spout to break at wrist 14.08 cm. width of hand across
knuckles 5.69 cm.
Photograph: Neg: 6.33, 34
N.157: Marble hand and pitcher from Italy (Roman)
Profiled oval base with broad central scotia with squared off edge on
either side, flanked by torus. On base two bare feet with traces of
garment just above ankles; next to right foot, a thick gnarled staff with
coil of snake which continues behind figure.
Dimensions:Max H pres from base to top of staff 11.52 cm.; max
L base pres at top edge ca 17.7 cm. x with ca 11.4 cm.
Photograph: Neg: 6.35
N.158: Marble base of statuette of Asclepius from Italy (Roman)
Fragment of upper part of table leg with head and shoulders of male
figure with chubby cheeks facing right with upper right arm pulled across
body, wearing short-sleeved tunic with roughly V-shaped folds coming from
neck; short curly hair articulated with much deep drilling; ears, eyes and
mouth articulated. Back flat.
Dimensions:Max H pres 17.4 cm.; max with pres 10.88 cm. ; max
Th pres 5.38 cm.
Photograph: Neg: 15.8
N.198: Marble table leg fragment from Praeneste (1st-3rd c CE)
Fragment with head and neck of woman (?) facing front with curly hair
waving from central part to jawline; eyes, nose and mouth articulated.
Flat top surface rough picked.
Dimensions:Max H pres 9.8 cm.; max with pres 10.39 cm.; max Th
pres 7.05 cm.
Photograph: Neg: 15.9
N.199: Marble table leg fragment from Italy (1st-3rd c CE)
Fragment with frontal face of chubby Cupid with long flowing hair
parted in center with central braid from forehead to rear; hair
articulated by deep drilling from surface; eyes deeply recessed and deep
drill holes at nostrils and ends of mouth.
Dimensions:Max H pres 12.64 cm.; max with pres 7.93 cm.; max Th
pres 9.45 cm.
Photograph: Neg: 15.7
N.200: Marble table leg fragment from Italy (1st-3rd c CE)
Pointed phallic symbol on base resembling circular altar with fairly
shallowly concave sides with plain thick, projecting discoid moldings
above and below, the lower greater in diameter than the upper. Rasp marks
all over, vertical on symbol, horizontal on base.
Dimensions:H ca 22.5 cm.; H of base ca 8.35 cm.; D base ca 8.5
cm.; D phallic symbol ca 8.5 cm.
Photograph: Neg: 17.21
N.224: Limestone pigna (tomb marker over a male burial) from Praeneste
Pointed phallic symbol on tall concave-sided base possibly originally
carved with vertical leaves which lost in recutting; remnant ruff of
leaves at base of symbol, tall plain discoid molding, terminating base.
Incised near the greatest diameter, D MAGIUS, probably modern. Vertical
rasp marks prominent on symbol.
Dimensions:H ca 37.0 cm.; max H of base ca 14.0 cm.; max D pres
base ca 15.5 cm.; max D phallic symbol ca 15.7 cm.
Photograph: Neg: 12.17, 18, 19
N.225: Limestone pigna (tomb marker over a male burial) from Praeneste
Pointed phallic symbol on two-tiered base, decorated with two rows of
acanthus leaves, resting on discoid bottom. Articulation of leaves
concentrated on one half of the circumference, backside plain. Prominent
vertical rasp marks on symbol, vertical and horizontal raps marks on base.
Dimensions:Max H pres ca 42.0 cm.; max H of base ca 17.5 cm.;
max D pres base ca 13.3 cm.; max D phallic symbol ca 17.1 cm.
Photograph: Neg: 12.21, 22
N.226: Limestone pigna (tomb marker over a male burial) from Praeneste
Lid in the form of gabled roof with four projecting acroteria at
corners. On primary facade, the gable is filled with two cornucopiae in
relief and acroteria carved as dramatic masks (male [?] heads with crown-like headdress from
which three long curls extend to frame face on either side; articulation
of eyes, nose and mouth.
Dimensions:H to top of gable 11.0 cm.; L from gable to gable
26.5 cm.; with across primary gabled surface 31 cm.
Photograph: Neg: 9.33
N.241: Marble lid of cinerary urn from Praeneste (?)
Surface carved with leaf pattern, tips alternate up and down; band of
low dentils; small diagonal band of bead and reel between small tori;
strongly projecting plain cornice with slanting crown moulding decorated
with egg and dart between small tori below two broad tori.
Dimensions:Max H pres 12.0 cm.; max L pres 35.0 cm.; max with
pres 17.5 cm.
Photograph: Neg: 13.7
N.242: Marble entablature fragment from Italy (?)
Small capital, but (from the nature of the break) not of a column;
‚rather some open, floral element. One volute is decorated with incised
leaf-like elements and
tied with a rope in center; front and back surfaces of capital between
volutes plain. Between capital and abacus, leaf and dart below a plain,
Dimensions:Max H pres ca 9.5 cm.; max L pres 15.0 cm..; max
with 14.0 cm.
Photograph: Neg: 13.6, 8
N.243: Marble Ionic capital fragment from Italy (?)
Rectangular fragment from the top of a long side of a sarcophagus:
agricultural relief: in the center, a child farmer in paenula and short
tunic plowing with two oxen in front of two trees; in front of oxen, a
fragment of another, similar group. At left, a winged Victory moves left
and looks back at the farmers.
Dimensions:Max L pres 56.5 cm.; max H pres 19.0 cm.; max Th 9.5
Photograph: Neg: 17.22, 23
N.244: Marble sarcophagus fragment from Italy (?)
Puffy face with incised eyes and mouth; narrow undulating line of hair
above forehead, fillet above; great clumps of wavy hair on either side of
face. Back flat.
Dimensions:Max H pres 13.7 cm.; max with pres 12.5 cm.; max Th
pres 6.8 cm.
Photograph: Neg: 20.2
N.399: Marble table leg fragment from Italy (Roman)
Chubby face (Eros?), with bulging forehead, cheeks and chin; deep
hollows for eyes, slit for mouth. Curly masses of hair on either side of
head, articulated with deep drilled holes, and long curl along crown. Back
Dimensions:Max H pres 10.6 cm.; max with pres 8.22 cm.; max Th
pres 5.22 cm.
Photograph: Neg: 20.4
N.400: Marble table leg fragment from Italy (Roman)
Tapering "leg" of elongated ovoid section with rounded angle with
battered end. Surface smoothed but shallowly lumpy and irregular.
Dimensions:Max H pres 0.28 cm.; max with pres 5.51 cm.; max Th
pres 3.06 cm.
Photograph: Neg: 20.2
N.404: Marble leg from ? (?)
Right hand clenched around gnarled staff broken near the fist.
Dimensions:L pres fist-wrist ca 8.7 cm. Th fist 4.7 cm.; D
break at wrist 4.85 cm. x 3.85 cm. L stick 12.7 cm. D stick at
projecting end 2.6 cm. x 1.77 cm.
Photograph: Neg: 20.7, 8
N.405: Marble hand holding stick from Italy (?)
Projecting cornice with flat top surface, below which are moldings:
bead and reel (?), egg-and-dart, tori, plain angular mouldings, and a
Dimensions:Max H pres 6.8 cm.; max L pres 10.5 cm.; max Th pres
ca 5.6 cm.
Photograph: Neg: 20.9
N.407: Marble entablature fragment from Ostia (Roman)
Dimensions:H 14.6 cm.; max D 16.8 cm.; D base of neck 3.7 cm.;
D aperture 1.0 cm.
Photograph: Neg: 20.16
N.414: Stone conical vessel of sandstone from Turkey (?)
Limestone, rectangular in plan and section with shallow circular
depression rough-pecked in top surface. Bottom surface rough-pecked, other
surfaces incompletely smoothed.
Dimensions:H 9.7 cm.; L 14.6 cm.; with 11.8 cm.; D depression
ca 10.0 cm. x depth ca 1.2 cm.
Photograph: Neg: 10.2; 20.25, 26
N.417: Stone pigna base from Praeneste (?)
A hard dense stone, ellipsoidal in shape.
Dimensions:H 9.2 cm.; L 15.1 cm.; with 12.0 cm.
Photograph: Neg: 10.1
N.418: Ellipsoidal stone weight from Praeneste (?)
In the top are an incised T and two holes filled with lead securing
the stumps of a metal handle.
Dimensions:H ca 16.2 cm. Top D ca 22.4 cm. x 17.3 cm.
Underside D 16.1 cm. x 13.8 cm.
N.419: Disk-shaped stone weight from Praeneste (?)
Badly mutilated head of a bearded warrior wearing a Corinthian helmet,
pushed back Periclean-fashion.
Dimensions:Estimated H pres ca 40 cm. Est with pres ca 21 cm.
Est Th pres 26.5 cm.
Photograph: see Cast Restoration Project in memorabilia
N.420: Marble warrior head from Praeneste (Hellenistic/Roman)
Limestone fragment of a metope and, at left, a triglyph (most of which
is preserved with 6 guttae). Metope is sculpted with a bucranium; fillets
hang from the horns and flank the face; relief cross on forehead. From the
style, especially the bulging eyes with concentric rings, the piece may be
Dimensions:H 38 cm.; with pres 48 cm.
Photograph: Photo with invoice.
N.430: Stone metope said to be from Etruria (Cypriot?)
Bronze furniture attachment in
the shape of a Medusa head, Italy? (1st c. AD)
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