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A Roman double funerary urn (cinerarium) carved with pilasters and foliage and with a separate lid.

Pentelic marble urn with lid of Proconnesian marble

Height: 37.5cm
Height (excluding lid): 28cm
Width (lid): 52.5cm
Length (lid): 28cm

Museum number: M423

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 324help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

The framed name plates on this urn are flanked by three highly enriched composite pilasters. Below these are pendant acanthus scrolls between rosettes. There is a waterleaf moulding along the bottom edge of the urn. The ends are carved with incised circles. On the front of the lid, between fillet mouldings, are two sea panthers swimming left.

The name plates are inscribed:
Left: M·NERIO FAVSTO Right: CASSIAE
NERIA·M·L·LAMPAS HEJPIDI
PATRONO·SVO
MERENTI

Provenance help-art-provenance

Rome: this urn is recorded in a number of Renaissance Gardens on the Pincian Hill.

Literature

Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum (CIL) VI, iii, no.22920 (and bibliography).


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