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MANDA - National Archaeological Museum of Abruzzo - Villa Frigerj verified

Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy closed Visit museumarrow_right_alt

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Warrior of Capestrano
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Ercole Curino
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Heracles Epitrapezios
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A statue of a civilian from Foruli
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Statue of discophorus with head portrayed by Foruli
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Statue of a character of military rank from Foruli
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Zeus
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Portrait by Alba Fucens
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Male portrait by Alba Fucens
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Osiris standing mummiform
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Three-disc cuirass
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Bronze fibula
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Campovalano boots
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Cooking pan
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Be
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Ring
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Tables patronage di Amiternum
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Bronze macaw
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in Antef (n. 2)
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in Antef (n. 1)
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Face
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Without title
Warrior of Capestrano
Ercole Curino
Heracles Epitrapezios
A statue of a civilian from Foruli
Statue of discophorus with head portrayed by Foruli
Statue of a character of military rank from Foruli
Zeus
Portrait by Alba Fucens
Male portrait by Alba Fucens
Osiris standing mummiform
Three-disc cuirass
Bronze fibula
Campovalano boots
Cooking pan
Be
Ring
Tables patronage di Amiternum
Bronze macaw
in Antef (n. 2)
in Antef (n. 1)
Face
Without title

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Description

This bronze altar is made up of quadrangular bronze plates which, positioned between the base and the upper frame, originally covered a core (wooden or concrete) which was located on a parallelepiped stone block still in place, in front of the mosaic temple and decorated with wall paintings.
The slabs, framed by engraved moldings, show on the forehead a dedication inscription of a veteran recalled to service (C. Septimius / Popilianus / evoc (atus) Aug (usti) / v (otum) s (olvit)) and on the sides elements made by fusion and then applied: on the right a patera (a kind of cup), on the left an urceus (a jug) of which the handle and other traces can be identified. The crowning pulvinus is decorated on the front band with elements in bronze sheet applied and arranged in a symmetrical way.
The bronze altar represents a very rare and precious gift in the votive contexts of the sanctuaries of the Roman era.
The altar, found on the upper terrace of the sanctuary in 1959, is a unique example of its state of conservation.

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