Ash Chest Lid card

Ash Chest Lid


Currently not on display

Gabled lid with bolsters and a priest's hat in the pediment. Lid, represented in Blundell's 'Engravings' on top of the ash chest of Aurelius Ingenuus (59.148.347a). Davies suggests that the lid was made or adapted for the ash chest at the time of Henry Blundell's purchase. The motif of the priest's hat (the galerus worn by the flamines) is very unusual indeed.