Earliest donor wall in history?
So I was in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and I end up looking at this fairly nondescript statuary. What was the significance of this?
The museum had a placard next to it (which I will reprint in its entirety):
Marble inscribed statue base
Roman, ca. A.D. 160-170
Fletcher Fund, 1926 (26.60.70a,b)
The base is said to have been found near Rome, but the inscription is in Greek. It records the dedication of a statue in honor of Pompeia Agrippinilla, a priestess, which was erected by fellow members of the Bacchic cult to which she belonged. Listed are more than three-hundred Greek personal names, together ...