Pozzuoli / Funerary container / Marble / Iron

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Record Details

Object Identifier
0000.00.1123
Object Name
Funerary container
Object Type
Urns
Materials
Marble
Iron
Length
;
Width
28.0;
Height
30.0;
Thickness
;
Weight
;too heavy for lab scales
Inscribed
yes
Artifact Obverse Inscription
MERENTIQVI Merenti qui
V A XIII M III VI v(ixit) a(nnis) XIII m(ensibus) III N(octe) I
Full Artifact Description
Whiteish gray marble. Rectangular ash urn with lid. Large cutting for clamp to join lid and urn at center front. Part of iron clamp preserved. Gabled lid with 4 bolsters (one at each corner) On front: Rosette in each bolster and pediment, smaller in pediment as if clamp cutting preceded rosette or was planned for. Inscription surrounded by cyma reversa. Lightly cut, rather crude lettering. Beneath inscription lightly incised face with wing to either side. On reverse: lightly incised face of lion(?) with large ring in mouth, top and sides stippled. Clamp remains on reverse.
Gazda: Cinerary urn. Marble.
Verbatim Date
2nd C AD
Verbatim Provenance
Italy
Verbatim Site
Pozzuoli
Countermark
no
Inscription Obverse Text
MERENTIQVI Merenti qui
V A XIII M III VI v(ixit) a(nnis) XIII m(ensibus) III N(octe) I
Exhibition Title
Case 35 - Roman Death 2
Exhibition Curator
Gazda, Elaine
Exhibition Year
2009
Type Category
Artifact

Technical Details

Record
0000.00.1123
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"Pozzuoli; Funerary container; Marble; Iron". https://quod.lib.umich.edu/k/kelsey/x-0000.00.1123/dscn5275.jpg. University of Michigan Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 18, 2022.