Artist Roman
Title
  • Cinerary Urn
Date 3rd Century AD
Medium marble
Dimensions diameter at base: 17 1/2 in.
44.5 cm
diameter at top: 14 3/4 in.
37.5 cm
inside diameter: 11 3/8 in.
28.9 cm
height: 14 7/8 in.
37.8 cm
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Laura H. Murphy Fund
Accession Number 37.194
Department Greco-Roman and Ancient European
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed within frame of molding: D M / P. PVBLIODAO/ P.PVBLILIVSHILARVS/ET.P.PVBLILIVSAGATHON/PATRONOETFRATRI/ OPTIMOETIVNIA/COSMIASCONIVGI/BENEMERENTI/FECERVNT
"To the departed spirits: P. Publi[li]us Davus. P. Publilius Hilarus and P. Pulilius Agathon, for their patron and excellent brother, and Junia Cosmias, for her well-desreving husband, have made (this memorial)."
Listed in the CORPUS INSCRIPTIONEM LATINARUM (see
references) as found in the vineyard of a villa at the
chiliometrum (thousand-foot marker?) of the ancient Via
Ostiensis.
CORPUS INSCRIPTIONEM LATINARUM vol 6, no 25170+A--(4).

John Bodel and Stephen Tracy, Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the USA: A Checklist; published by the American Academy in Rome (Rome 1997) p.129.

BULL. ARCH. MUNICIP., 1876, p 158.

Visona, Paola. Zeitschrift Fur Papyrologie und Epigraphik Band 52, 1983 p. 84-86, Pl. III #3.