About this object

Lid that was associated with the ash chest of Pholoe (59.148.234a) and appeared as such in Blundell's Engravings volume. It was restored and it fitted well the ash chest. The lid has the shape of a roof with a low pediment and no acroteria at the back corners. The underside of the lid is roughly worked. The only decoration is the pediment with the plant motif in the form of a central trefoil with leaves spreading out from the centre into the corners. The leaves have cenral ribs and the centre of the trefoil is marked by a drill hole.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Roman
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Italy: Rome
  • Date made
  • Materials
    Marble
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Col. Joseph W Weld, 1959
  • Collector
    Henry Blundell
  • Place collected
    Europe: Southern Europe: Italy: Rome
  • Date collected
    1789
  • Measurements
    290 mm x 280 mm
  • Note
    Glennys Davies noted that the plant motif used for this ash chest was unusual as was the lack of acroteria or other motifs at the front corners This could suggest that the lid is modern but this is uncertain. The lid may have been acquired from the Mattei collection as it was illustated in Monumenta Matthaeiana pl 58,1 and associated with the ash chest of M.Ulpius Eutyches before it was enhanced. The dimensions of the lid did not fit that ash chest.
  • Related people
    Henry Blundell ( Collector, previous owner); Joseph William Weld ( Previous owner)

Explore related

Publications

  • Ancient Marbles in Great Britain

    Michaelis, A

    Author: Michaelis, A
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Date: 1882
    Description:

  • Monumenta Matthaeiana

    Venuti, R; Armadutio, J C

    Author: Venuti, R; Armadutio, J C
    Publisher:
    Date: 1778
    Description:

  • The Ince Blundell Collection of Classical Sculpture. Volume 2 - The Ash Chests and other Funerary Reliefs

    Davies, Glenys

    Author: Davies, Glenys
    Publisher: Verlag Philipp von Zabern
    Date: 2007
    Description:

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph William Col Sir Weld

    Owned from: 1958
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1959
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Henry Blundell

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1810
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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