The Marbles - Area 7 - Marbles from Via Redipuglia

Panel 102 - Location

Collected in this area are artefacts, blocks, shafts and architectural elements, recovered in the early 1990s along Via Redipuglia, on Isola Sacra.

The most frequently attested marble is cipollino, followed by a substantial number of fragments of africano, architectural elements in Proconnesian marble and a block of pavonazzetto.

Panel 97 - Figure 1Sample of africano marble from the Podesti Collection
(Pensabene P., Bruno M. 1998)
Panel 102 - Figure 4Museo Ostiense. Posthumous portrait of Trajan in white Aphrodisian marble from Göktepe, from the marble workshop near the Theatre
(Bruno M. 2019)
Panel 100 - Figure 1Sample of cipollino marble from the Podesti Collection
(Pensabene P., Bruno M. 1998)
Panel 102 - Figure 3Sample of pavonazzetto marble from the Podesti Collection
(Pensabene P., Bruno M. 1998)

A fair number of fragments are in Aphrodisian white marble from Göktepe: this is a fine-grained marble that was favoured for Imperial portraiture starting from the early 2nd century AD; an example is the posthumous portrait of Trajan from the marble workshop near the Theatre.

Panel 102 - Figure 5Göktepe, Muğla. View of the quarry tunnel in sector 3C
(Bruno M. 2006)

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