Altar of Domitius Ahenobarbus. Census. Detail: Suovetaurilia. Copy.
1st c BCE Roman Roman Republican Sculpture
ROMAN REPUBLICAN Anonymous
(c. 510 BCE - 27 BCE)
c. 100 BCE-70 BCE
1st c BCE
Discovered on the Campus Martius the so-called altar was probably a statue base (of Marcus Antonius). The work juxtaposes the Hellenistic baroque (Poseidon & Amphitrite) with Roman realism (Census; in the Paris Louvre). The suovetaurilia was a sacrifice to Mars (standing at left) of a bull a ram and a pig. Plaster cast of the frieze in the Louvre.