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Roman garlanded cinerarium with bukrania (ox skulls) at the front corners and a separate lid

Marble, probably Greek marble

Height: 24cm
Height (body): 17.5cm
Height (lid): 6.5cm
Width (lid): 21cm
Length (lid): 19cm

Museum number: S146

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 328help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

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.

Inscribed:
D·M·CLAVDIAE
HEROIDI
TROHIME·LIB·B·M·F

Provenance help-art-provenance

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.

Literature

Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum, VI, iii, 15468 (and bibliography).


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