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Un décor stuqué monumental du Bas-Empire à Autun (Saône-et-Loire)

Abstract : During the excavation preceding the construction of the new hospital at Autun, a very large quantity of pieces of stucco decoration has been recovered, thrown into a hypocaust being demolished. Their study and "lift" led to the reconstitution of two internal walls of a room forming a right angle, one of them bearing a row of three windows above caissons, the other one a series of arches. The whole set calls to mind a monumental architecture punctuated of heavy cornices. All the pieces are outlined by mouldings and enhanced with polychrome stripes. Techniques employed for the support as for decorating are of various kinds. According to the archaeological data, this ornamentation has not been produced before the end of the 3rd century AD.
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Julien Boislève, Claudine Allag, Claude Coupry. Un décor stuqué monumental du Bas-Empire à Autun (Saône-et-Loire). Gallia - Archéologie de la France antique, CNRS Éditions, 2011, 68 (2), pp.195-235. ⟨hal-01782268⟩

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