About this object

Lid of round ash chest of Antonia Gemella. It appears to have been made in the 18th century AD to fit the ash chest. The knob is made from marble, different from the rest of the lid, which is made of a coarse, grey stone. The upper surface of the lid is decorated with curved flutes radiating from a central calyx. The knob is in the form of the pine cone and is more weathered than the rest of the lid. There is marking underneath the lid which suggests that it was cut mechanically.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Post-Medieval
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Italy: Rome
  • Date made
    18th Century AD
  • Materials
    Marble; Stone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Col. Joseph W Weld, 1959
  • Collector
    Henry Blundell
  • Place collected
    Europe: Southern Europe: Italy: Rome
  • Date collected
    1791
  • Measurements
    160 mm
  • Related people
    Henry Blundell ( Collector, previous owner); Joseph William Weld ( Previous owner)

Explore related

Publications

  • Ancient Marbles in Great Britain

    Michaelis, A

    Author: Michaelis, A
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Date: 1882
    Description:

  • The Ince Blundell Collection of Classical Sculpture. Volume 2 - The Ash Chests and other Funerary Reliefs

    Davies, Glenys

    Author: Davies, Glenys
    Publisher: Verlag Philipp von Zabern
    Date: 2007
    Description:

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph William Col Sir Weld

    Owned from: 1958
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1959
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Henry Blundell

    Owned from: 1791
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1810
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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