Abstract

A significant number of Pompeian domestic sculptural collections highlight single works rather than multiples of similar material, size, and quality. A local secondary market in antiques or replicas may account for the use of single pieces (as opposed to the use of matched sets), but decorative concerns such as “branding” a certain domestic space—atrium or garden—by means of a striking visual effect may provide a better explanation for the existence of “singletons.”

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Additional Information

ISSN
1080-6504
Print ISSN
0004-0975
Pages
pp. 305-318
Launched on MUSE
2012-09-25
Open Access
No
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