Ash Chest Lid



Lid made to fit the ash chest of Severina Procilla 59.148.352a. It has the shape of a roof ending in side bolsters, separated in their middle by tainiae. A rosette decorates the front of each bolster. In the centre of the frontal pediment there are two birds pecking fruit and in between them there is a long branch. The surface of the roof has a tile design. Davies (2007,47) thought the lid was made to fit the ash chest at the same time it was restored. It fits the chest well and appears to have been made of the same marble as the new parts of the chest.