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August 25, 2003

Portland Vase

The Portland Vase was reportedly recovered from the tomb of Emperor Severus Alexander in 1582. A claim of stylistic inconsistencies in the work causes one scholar to argue it is not authentic.

Dr Jerome Eisenberg, one of the world's leading authorities on ancient art, is "convinced" that the Portland Vase was made during the Renaissance.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 25, 2003 10:12 AM