Burial Urn card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Burial Urn


Currently not on display


Hellenistic rectangular chest. The chest has floral relief ornament on front side, other sides plain; carved with low, rectangular feet at corners. The front side of the chest is carved with flat, shallow mouldings at top and bottom, a large rosette with four-petalled center in the center of the field, emerging from up-curved acanthus leaves; in both upper corners, a four-petalled rosette. The chest is somewhat abraded on edges and relief; the lid is eroded. It is quite possible that the lid does not belong to the chest, but they are surely close in date and style. A note in the archival materials states “inside filled with cremated bones,” but these are no longer present.