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Eugene Joseph Dwyer
Kenyon College (Gambier, OH 43022-5020)

Oscilla Pompeiana

Study will take form of a catalogue raisonne of oscilla (sculpted marble shields designed to be suspended between columns of a colonnade) from Pompeii, accompanied by a discussion of their importance as decorative art in specific Roman households, a study of their production by various artistic workshops, and a discussion of their subject matter as evidence of Roman literary and artistic culture prior to 79 A.D.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1976 – 8/31/1976