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Piece of a relief featuring cherub-like figures emerging from an upside-down acanthus bush
Sculpture
From the Trajan Era: 113 AD
Luna marble

Piece of a relief bearing a solitary cherub-like figure. A decorative element from inside the Temple of Venus Genetrix in Caesar's Forum.

Various pieces bearing the iconographic motif of cherub-like figures emerging from upside-down Acanthus bushes busy decorating candelabra have been found in Caesar's Forum. These decorative reliefs from the Temple of Venus Genetrix however, appear on panels that vary slightly in size and the task of piecing them together is still underway. The piece on display here, is in fact from one of the smaller panels, another of which has been fully restored with any missing pieces made good, and is currently part of the Torlonia collection at Villa Albani.

Inventory: FC 1022

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