Erased from memory: the Severan Tondo

A conversation with Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris in front of The Severan Tondo, c. 200 C.E., 30.5 cm, tempera on wood (Altes Museum, Staatliche Museen, Berlin)


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More on Damnatio Memoriae

Klaus Forschen, The portraits of Roman emperors and their families,” in The Emperor and Rome: Space, Representation, and Ritual, edited by Björn C. Ewald and Carlos F. Noreña (Cambridge University Press, 2010)

Eric R. Varner, Mutilation and Transformation : Damnatio Memoriae and Roman Imperial Portraiture (Brill 2004)



Cite this page as: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris, "Erased from memory: the Severan Tondo," in Smarthistory, July 11, 2020, accessed April 16, 2024,