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Bas-relief with barge transporting barrels

Plaster cast of the original (1st century A.D.)
c. 1930
Rome, Museo della Civiltà Romana
Inv. M.C.R. 3655


Above are seven vessels, below a barge loaded with big hooped barrels, which is being dragged along the river with ropes and with the aid of sturdy sticks. A man seated in the stern is manoeuvring the rudder. The original bas-relief is kept at the Musée Calvet in Avignon.