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Roman Imperial Cameos: Iconographic Borrowing in the Early Empire

Julia C. Fischer SECAC, Durham October 20, 2012

From left to right: Tazza Farnese, Gemma Augustea, Grand Came de France

Tazza Farnese National Archaeological Museum, Naples Early Augustan, after 31 BCE

Dionysus on a persea tree

The persea tree in Egyptian art

Rhyton

Persian rhyton (left) and Greek rhyta (right)

The Pax Romana: Persea, Sphinx, Isis-Demeter

Where is Augustus?

Gemma Augustea, 15 CE Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Grand Came de France, 23 CE Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris

corona civica

Ravenna Relief, 45-50 CE

corona civica

Parthenon Metopes, 447-432 BCE

Barbarians in Roman Art: Cuirass of the Augustus of Primaporta and the Ara Pacis Augustae

Tellus

Tellus in Roman Art: Cuirass of the Augustus of Primaporta and the Ara Pacis Augustae

Livia as Ceres Poppy

Livia Cameo (in the guise of Ceres with poppy), 14 CE (left) Denarius of Titus, Ceres with poppy

The Emperor

Gemma Augustea, 15 CE Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Grand Came de France, 23 CE Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris

From left to right: Tazza Farnese, Gemma Augustea, Grand Came de France