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Title: Per la ricostruzione degli arredi scultorei del Palazzo dei Cesari sul Palatino
Subtitle: Scavi e rinvenimenti dell'abate francese Paul Rancurel (1774-1777)
Author(s): PAFUMI, Stefania
Volume: 82 Issue: 1 Date: 2007
Departing from a new reading of the documentation concerning the excavations carried out by the French abbot Paul Rancurel on the Palatine in Rome in the second half of the 18th century, the author reconstructs - and reestablishes in its proper context - the provenance of a small nucleus of sculptures characterized by the presence of examples in ‘duplicate’. These duplicates are not an isolated phenomenon among the furnishings of the Palace of the Caesars on the Palatine, but exceptional through their place and commision, and for the variety that characterizes them they make an important contribution to our general knowledge of the phenomenon of duplicatio of sculpture in Antiquity, suggesting new bases for reflexion.