Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum
Ash Chest Lid
Currently not on display
Lid of ash chest of Severina Procilla. Side bolsters, two birds pecking fruit in the pediment.
Davies (2007,47) observed that this lid may have been made to fit the ash chest as the same time as it was restored. Not only does it fit the chest well, it appears to have been made of the same marble as the new parts of the chest. The lid is in the form of a roof ending in bolsters separated in their middle by tainiae and with rosettes at the front of each bolsters. In the centre of the frontal pediments there are two birds pecking and in their between them there is a long branch. The surface of the roof has a tile motif.