A Roman Relief by Unknown Artist

A relief representing two freedmen of a Publius Licinius, who from their names, Philonicus and Demetrius, seem to have been Greek.


70 x 80 cm
Art Fund grant:
£500 ( Total: £1,500)
Acquired in:

Not a tomb relief, but looks like one. Two styles of portraiture; the older man in the old-fashioned realist Republican style, the younger (who may be his son) in the idealised style of the time of Augustus or Tiberious.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8181 www.britishmuseum.org

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