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Votive Altar to Mithras
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Votive Altar to Mithras


Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/21/1961Treatmentcleaned
7/20/1970Treatmentcleaned
Provenance First reported by Stephanus Pighius (1520-1604) as on the banks of the Tiber River near the Ponte Rotto, Rome; Villa Carpegna, Rome, by 1699; 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] SOLI INVICTO / MITHRAE / PRO SALVTE COMMOD / ANTONINI. AVG. DOMIN N / M. AVREL. STERTINIVS / CARPVS. VNA. CVM CARPO / PROC. K. PATRE. ET. HER/MIONEO ET BALBINO FRATRIBVS / -V S F- / 7 [CIL VI 727]
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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Creator
Period
2nd century CE (Roman Imperial)
Medium
marble
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
23.17
Measurements
H: 46 1/4 x W: 29 1/8 x D: 14 7/8 in. (117.5 x 74 x 37.8 cm)
Geographies
  • Roman Empire (Place of Origin)
  • Italy, Roman Empire, Rome (Place of Discovery)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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