When used in an artist's inscription, it means that that artwork was modeled on the work of another artist. It may either be nearly identical to the other's work, or differ to some degree from it.Examples: Italy, Ostia, 2nd century CE after a Greek original of the 5th century BCE, The Hope Athena, marble, height 86 inches (218.4 cm), Los Angeles County Museum of Art.Also see appropriation, copy, counterfeit, forgery, homage, praise, and reproduction.