Sunday, July 2, 2017

Figure 05

© 2017 David E. Graves
A round altar (Lat. ara) used in the imperial cult from the second or third cent. AD. Altars were usually decorated with the works of the most notable artists of the day. Most altars were erected outside in the open air and in sacred groves.

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Figure 173

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