Relief depicting a palaistra scene

Roman
Imperial Period
1st century A.D.


Place of Manufacture: Italy, Campania

Dimensions

40.1 x 40 cm (15 13/16 x 15 3/4 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.401 H. 0.4 L.

Accession Number

03.883

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements

This relief shows reliefs placed between the columns of a Corinthian gabled facade. Winged Tritons are shown in the gables, and in the intercolumnar spaces are reliefs, from left to right showing: (1), (2) boxers with cestus, (3) statue of Herakles, (4) an athlete cleaning his strigil, and (5) a victor with a palm.

Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: Campanian); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900