London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A ROMAN MARBLE CINERARIUM AND LID
PROBABLY CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Of rectangular form, the front bearing a tabula ansata with inscription reading "D[is] M[anibus] D[ecimus] FVRIVS TASO M[arcus] AQVILLIVS PHILOLOCVS B[ene] M[erentes] P[osuerunt]", flanked by erotes holding garland above, the pedimented lid with acanthus leaves at each corner and central mask, corner of lid restored
14 7/8 in. (37.8 cm.) wide; 13 3/8 in. (34.6 cm.) high incl. lid
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The inscription reads "To the Shades of the Departed, the well deserving freemen Decimus Furius Taso and Marcus Aquillius Philolocus made this".
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