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Altar Dedicated to M. Iunius Rufus by his Tutor Soterichus
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Altar Dedicated to M. Iunius Rufus by his Tutor Soterichus


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This funeral stele depicts a figure guiding a horse with a rider. Above are a standing and a seated figure. The piece is the altar of M. Junius Rufus and bears an inscription. On the right and left ends are masks. The top and back are cut out for the top of a trough. The inside is hollow, and there is a hole in the right end. There are new pieces set in top. The base is modern and has been removed. The front of the bottom is modern as well.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/26/1961Treatmentcleaned
7/20/1970Treatmentcleaned
5/18/1976Treatmentrepaired
1/01/1992Technical Reportx-ray diffraction; other
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] Under arch: SI Q] VA TAMEN PIETAS GELIDOS MOVET RVSTICA M [ANES] / RVMPE MORAS [SPES HAEC S]OLA EST MIHI GRATIA [VITAE].; [Inscription] Below the first inscription: M IVNIO M. F. PAL. RVFO / SOTERICHVS. PAEDAGOG. FECIT / HAE SUNT PARVAE TVAE MEAEQ SEDES / HAEC CERTA EST DOMVS HAEC COLENDA NOBIS / HAEC EST QVEM MIHI SVSCITAVI VIVVS.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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Period
AD 100 (Roman Imperial)
Medium
marble
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
23.18
Measurements
H: 37 1/2 x W: 22 1/4 x D: 18 in. (95.3 x 56.5 x 45.7 cm)
Geographies
  • Roman Empire (Place of Origin)
  • Italy, Roman Empire, Rome (Place of Discovery)
  • ((not assigned))
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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