Burial Urn



Lid of a Hellenistic cinerary urn. The male effigy reclines on his left side, looking forward, holding a folded document in his right hand over his raised knees; proportions are skewed: lower body, feet much smaller than torso. He is capite velato (“with veiled head,” common for male worshipers in Roman religion) although the mantle barely covers the back of his head, and wears a large, bound wreath, the folds of his mantle and tunic very shallowly rendered.