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  • One of the 4 original figures holding the tray from the Archaeological Museum of Naples.
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  • As displayed in the Archaeological Museum in Naples, Italy

Placentarius Pompeii CE 1 [AD 1]

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Placentarius Pompeii CE 1 [AD 1]

Multi-purpose serving/decorative tray

Anonymous Artisan from Pompeii CE 1 [AD 1] / Reconstructed from the Archaeological Museum of Naples and Alessi 1997

18/10 Stainless Steel

The design of this tray comes from a small Pompeii bronze known as Placentarius, depicting a mature naked man, rather flamboyantly erect, and holding a tray on his palm. Discovered in 1925 in the House of the Ephebe in Pompeii, it is now in the Archaeological Museum of Naples. There are four examples in mirror-image symmetrical pairs: it is highly probable that they formed a decorative set for the dining area.

 [57.4 cm x 35.5 cm]

 

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