Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum
Ash Chest Lid
Currently not on display
Modern gabled lid with rosette in the pediment, associated with the ash chest of Numisia Primagenia. The size of it is right for chest. It could be that the lid was made by Lisandroni and d'Este who exported the chest. The ash chest of Numisia Primigena has a different lid in the Monumenta Matthaeiana plates.
The lid was the shape of a roof withouth acroteria, the top surface is undecorated and worked smooth as is the back. Only the front pediment is decorated: plain fascia moulding and there is a complex double rosette with four inner and outer petals. The lid is not shaped to fit an ash chest and there are no clamp holes.