Cast of the Ludovisi Throne from Rome

Details

  • Title

    Cast of the Ludovisi Throne from Rome

  • Associated place

    Rome (garden of the Villa Ludovisi near Mount Yuşa-Tepesi) (find spot of original)
  • Date

    late 19th - early 20th century (1871 - 1930)
  • Material and technique

    plaster

  • Material index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    91 x 148 x 73 cm estimated (height x width x depth)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Purchased, 1904.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Cast Gallery

  • Accession no.

    CG.D.58.b

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  • Catalogue text

    See D-58 a+c for the other sides. Reliefs from three-sided parapet. The centre relief shows the birth of Aphrodite, assisted by Horai. They hold up a cloak to cover Aphrodite’s lower body. On the left side is a naked girl with hair wrapped in a sakkos leaning up against a pillow and playing the double flute. On the right side is a veiled woman placing incense on an incense-burner. The parapet may have surrounded an altar.

    In: Frederiksen, Rune, and R.R.R. Smith, The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum: Catalogue of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2011)

Further reading

Frederiksen, Rune, and R.R.R. Smith, The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum: Catalogue of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2011)

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