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Votive Altar to Terra Mater
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Votive Altar to Terra Mater


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This inscription records a vow to Terra Mater (Earth Mother) made by Aurelia Flavia Iuliana. On the right side is a relief depiction of a patera (offering dish), and on the left a vase. The back is cut off, and the base and top are unfinished.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/26/1961Treatmentcleaned
7/20/1970Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • World of Wonder. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1971-1972.
Provenance First recorded by Joseph Marie de Suarès in 1662 near the church of S. Cesario, Rome; Villa Carpegna, Rome, by 1699; Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [no. 53 (?)]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] DEAE. SANCTIS./SIMAE . TER/RAE . MATRI . / AVRELIA. FLA/VIA IVLIA.NA / C. F . VOTVM / SOLVIT. [CIL VI 771]
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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Creator
Period
1st century CE (Roman Imperial)
Medium
marble
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
23.184
Measurements
H: 32 1/16 x W: 18 1/4 x D: 15 3/4 in. (81.5 x 46.3 x 40 cm)
Geographies
  • Roman Empire (Place of Origin)
  • Italy, Roman Empire, Rome (Place of Discovery)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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