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A ROMAN MARBLE CINERARY URN
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A ROMAN MARBLE CINERARY URN

CIRCA LATE 1ST-EARLY 2ND CENTURY A.D.

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A ROMAN MARBLE CINERARY URN
CIRCA LATE 1ST-EARLY 2ND CENTURY A.D.
The front in two registers, the upper with the deceased shown sleeping, reclining to the right on a banqueting couch (lectus), resting her head on a pillow, a mantle draped over her legs and behind her shoulders, her upper torso nude, her right arm crossing her chest with the hand below her head, wearing an armband, holding a wreath in her left hand, a Latin inscription below, reading: "Plautia, loyal and faithful, who lived 23 years, 7 months and 1 day"
14 3/16 in. (36 cm.) wide
Provenance
with Rainer Zietz, London.
Acquired by the current owner from the above, 1993.

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G. Max Bernheimer
G. Max Bernheimer

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