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In the front centre of this cinerarium is a large name plate within a double fillet and bead ornament frame. Bukrania on either side support a bay-leaf garland. The lid has a curved pediment and acanthus antefixae and bead between double fillet moulding; within the pediment is an eagle facing left, its wings half-spread.
Probably one of two urns purchased by John Soane at Lord Bessborough's Sale (Roehampton), Christie's, 7 April 1801, Lot 72, A Pair of Small Cinerary Vases [clearly urns from other information in the catalogue] £15.15s.0.
Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum, VI, iii, 15468 (and bibliography).
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