New York, Park Avenue
5 June 1998
A ROMAN TERRACOTTA "CAMPANA" RELIEF
circa early 1st century a.d.
The plaque molded with a frieze of two female figures, each a personification of a season, in procession to the right, the figure to the right representing autumn, wearing a chiton and a himation across her waist and hanging from her left arm, holding a basket of fruit in her left hand, and the fore-paws of a lamb in her right, the figure to the left wearing a chiton and a himation which fans out across her body, holding sheaths of wheat in her left hand, a thick fillet in her right, bordered above by a band of vase-forms alternating with columnar elements with voluted bases, each topped with a palmette, traces of surviving pigment including red and pink
17.3/8 in. (44.1 cm.) wide
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Campana reliefs take their name from Marchese G. Campana, a nineteenth- century collector who owned a large number of similar Roman terracotta reliefs.
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