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The Stele of mensor Sempronius Fortunatus from the Garagnin - Fanfogna Garden in Trogir

Ana Sedlar ; Faculty of philosophy in Split


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Abstract

At the beginning of the 19th century, state governments from all over Europe began to collect data about ancient sites and monuments. In Dalmatia, special attention was paid to Salona. This is confirmed by the appointment of I. L. Garagnin as the chief supervisor for ancient monuments and artistic objects, and his involvement in the first research campaigns. The monuments that were discovered in those campaigns, as well as those Garagnin had from before, were painted by I. Danilo in 1805, while the inscriptions from the monuments were published in 1811 by I. J. Pavlović-Lučić in his work Marmora
Traguriensia. Since some of those monuments are misplaced, the afore mentioned works are the only sources for them, and are therefore, despite all their shortcomings, valuable for knowing those up until now misplaced monuments, or as is the case with the stele of
mensor Sempronius Fortunatus, for the reconstruction of the look of the whole monument.
Basing his work upon architectural models, the stonecutter tried to replicate all the architectural elements on a small grave stele, and by doing that he created a unique example within this group of grave monuments. By creating a derivative between architectural and non-architectural stelae, the master stonecutter opened the possibility for the existence of a new group of pseudo-architectural stelae.

Keywords

Ivan Luka Garagnin; Ivan Danilo; Ivan Josip Pavlović-Lučić; Salona; mensor aedificorum; ascia; pseudo-architectural stele

Hrčak ID:

93773

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/93773

Publication date:

20.12.2012.

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