Votive plaque for cult of the Danubian rider

Early Imperial Period
1st century A.D.


Legacy dimension: H: 0.095 m.; W: 0.078 m.

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



mold-made; irregular rectangle, low relief. Facing serpents in upper corners. Semi-circular arch of egg and dart molding with friezes beneath: at top, frontal goddess with corona and snake legs, driving four hippocamps; below, male figures with horses; in next register, groups of figures; various animals and symbols of cult below and in field. Parts of top edge broken off; lower leftand right-side edges indented, perhaps broken off. Surface features mostly look rubbed; dark patches on surface where lead was abraded.


By 1996: with Royal-Athena Galleries, 153 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022 (Art of the Ancient World IX, no. 135); purchased from Royal-Athena Galleries by Herbert C. Lust III; gift of Herbert C. Lust III to MFA, December 18, 1996

Credit Line

Gift of Herbert C. Lust III