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Cast of a leaf of the consular diptych of Flavius Anastasivs, Consul at Constantinople, A.D. 517: M.1-1893

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Cast of a leaf of the consular diptych of Flavius Anastasivs, Consul at Constantinople, A.D. 517

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

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Description

Plaster cast. 'The consul is seated in a curule chair holding a sceptre in his left hand and the mappa circensis raised in his right. Below are two servants leading horses, and in a lower compartment two men and a boy with, on the right, the head of an elderly man with a crab attached to his nose. Above are three medallions and two winged figures surmounted by a tablet with the following inscription: VIR. INLVSTRIS. COMES. DOMESTICORVM. EQUITVM. ET. CONSVL. ORDINARIVS.' [Description from Margaret H. Longhurst, Catalogue of Carvings in Ivory, Victoria and Albert Museum, Part I, London, 1927, pp. 28-9].

Legal notes

Given by the Department of Science and Art

Measurements and weight

Height: 36.1 cm
Width: 13.1 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1893-09-12) by Department of Science and Art

Dating

19th century
Production date: before AD 1893 : Probably 19th century.

Note

Original; Byzantine

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Plaster

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Plaster cast

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: VIR. INLVSTRIS. COMES. DOMESTICORVM. EQUITVM. ET. CONSVL. ORDINARIVS
  • Location: Above three medallions

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1893
Primary reference Number: 29709
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 26 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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