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Round cinerary urn wtih large inset name plate.

Luna marble

Height: 28.5cm
Height (excluding lid and square base): 24cm
Height (frieze): 10.5cm
Width (base): 11.5cm
Circumference (lid): 72.5cm

Museum number: M972

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 356help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

The body of the vase, either side of the fillet moulding formed by incised lines flanking either side of the name plate, is enriched with highly stylized acanthus foliage; the bottom of the bowl is carved with convex fluting.

Inscribed:

M.A. (VRELIVS.L.C.PLERIS.IVN); The letters in parenthesis are partly restored.

VIXIT.ANN.XVII.M.I.DIEB

XXIV P.AELIVS.AGATHOPIANVS.TVTOR FECIT

1929 photos show the urn with a more ornate lid, now lost. The object was photographed in 1986 with a different lid, which in 1929 was on M929 and in 1975 was back on M929.

Literature

Corpus Inscriptiorum Latinarum VI, IV, 2, 34230.


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