About this object

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.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Roman
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Italy: Rome
  • Date made
    Modern
  • 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
  • Measurements
    65 mm x 320 mm x 265 mm
  • Note
    The lid is very similar to the lid of the ash chest 59.148.360 and the lid of the ash chest of Livia 59.148.319b, all probably made by Lisandrone and d' Este to fit the chests for their export.
  • 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:

  • 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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