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An impressive relief-cast plaster plaque of Dionysos visiting a Mortal Poet,

cast from the Roman marble original, 2nd Century A.D, now in The British Museum,


the rectangular plaque depicting Dionysos and his retinue of Satyrs, bearing attributes of his cult - such as the thyrsus and wine skin, the reclining mortal turning to greet the god,
The original marble plaque, dating to around 100-200 A.D, is Roman and is recorded from the early 16th Century. Dominico Brucciani - formatore to the South Kensington Museum is thought to have been responsible for taking a cast of the plaque in the late 19th Century. LASSCO salvaged a Brucciani cast from a City of London building and from this we have made the present casting. A Brucciani casting can be seen in the Ashmolean Museum cast collection in Oxford. The plaque is particularly noteworthy in being a rare depiction of domestic Roman architecture.
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Established in London's East End, LASSCO has dealt in reclamation and salvage since 1979. Bridging the gap between the demolition trade and architectural design, we connect customers with rescued relics that make for fascinating interiors. Our shops and yards also provide the back drop for unique venue hire and dining experiences.

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