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Adoration of the three magi.
Peter strikes the rock, producing water to baptize his jailers.
Clipeus of the deceased.
Reclining Endymion, or Jonah on the beach (Given the otherwise Christian content of the frieze, one would assume Jonah was intended, although no other Jonah thematic material is present)
Sacrifice of Isaac  Gods hand grabs Abrahams right hand, which is about to strike Isaac.
Arrest of Peter.
Daniel in the lions den (head incorrectly restored).
Vatican Inv. 31474

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Keywords: imperial portraiture, emperor, archaeology, iconography, ancient Rome