Ash Chest Lid



Roof shaped lid with a rosette without acroteria and a pediment which is outlined with a fascia moulding and contains a complex rosette with an inner and outer ring of four petals. The rosette was executed with drilling. The lid is associated with 59.148.319a (ash chest of Livia) and may be the one illlustrated at the top of the chest in the Engravings but not in the Monumenta Matthaeiana. Although it fits the chest very well it is a little wide for it. In shape and decoration it is very similar to the lid 59.148.360b associated with the ash chest of M.Claudius Paetus and 59.148.321b the lid associated with the Numisia Primigenia, both modern lids made by Lisandroni and d'Este.