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Catalogue And Analysis Of Figurative Relief Plaques And Veneer Panels

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The bone and ivory recovered from the apsidal room at Kenchreai included four fairly complete plaques and more than one hundred and forty fragments from thin veneer panels decorated with representations of human, animal, bird, and plant designs. In the catalogue of this chapter the plaques and most of these fragments are assigned to ten groups (A-J) on the basis of the material (bone or ivory), thickness, color, and texture; the content, style, and scale of the design; the nature and orientation of striations on the reverse of each fragment; and the technique of workmanship. The catalogue includes two low relief plaques of ivory representing seated figures of philosophers in complementary poses, two bone plaques with representations of erotes, and a bone panel which seems to have consisted of birds and at least one eros in a landscape setting of plants and flowers.

Keywords: Kenchreai; relief plaques; veneer panels



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