Drawing of a column base

((:basis columnae cum parte columnae ornamentae et fortasse scalae))
((:base and part of a decorated column and perhaps a ladder))

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Description of Drawing (English): base and part of a decorated column and perhaps a ladder
Findspot: Herculaneum, House of Stags (IV.21)
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Drawing Category: Other
Writing Style: Graffito/incised
  • Graffito Height: null
  • Graffito Length: null
  • Min Letter Height: null
  • Max Letter Height: null
Apparatus Criticus: Textus secundum (2), Mensurae secundum (3)
Bibliography: CIL 04, 10561 (nota) (1) Tran Tam Tinh, La Casa dei Cervi a Herculaneum (1988) 83, Abb. 243 (2) M.Langner, Antike Graffitizeichnungen: Motive, Gestaltung und Bedeutung. Wiesbaden 2001, n. 2318 (Basis) (3)
Link to EDR: #EDR144347
Suggested Citation: 'Drawing of a column base', The Ancient Graffiti Project Search Engine, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-EDR144347> [accessed: 25 May 2018]

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