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.

Details

Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
70 x 80 cm
Art Fund grant:
£500 ( Total: £1,500)
Acquired in:
1954

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 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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