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Il falsario Sententiosus

Carlo Slavich    Università di Pisa, Italia    

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An obviously fake inscription from a recently published collection helps unmasking another inscribed monument, whose genuineness was never doubted so far: a fortunate coincidence allows us to prove beyond reasonable doubt that both were indeed crafted by one and the same hand as part of a rather unique series of forgeries, perhaps drawing from a modern collection of Latin sententiae, captioning macabre imagery. Although both items were on the market in Rome in the early 1900s amidst a plethora of genuine inscriptions from recent excavations, it cannot be safely ruled out that they had been circulating for a long time before that.

Pubblicato
16 Dicembre 2019
Accettato
10 Settembre 2019
Presentato
03 Luglio 2019
Lingua
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-387-8
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-386-1

Keywords: Johns Hopkins Archaeological MuseumAntiquarian market in the early 1900sCasa Museo dell’Antiquariato Ivan BruschiChristian forgeriesPseudo-antique palaeography

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