About this object

Lid of ash chest of Euphrosyne. It was represented in Monumenta Matthaeiana as the lid of the ash chest of Fulvanus 59.148.328a but in the Engravings it appeared on the ash chest of Euphrosyne in a restored state. Although it fits well that of Euphrosyne it is unlikely to be the original lids of the chest. It has the shape of a roof with a triangular pediment at the front. The front is higher than the back and there is a slight slope from front to back. The roof top has no acroteria and the only decoration is on the front pediment: a central laurel wreath with some taeniae fluttering into the corners. The moulding below is made of a wavy incised line and the moulding of the top edge, now damaged, was probably very plain. The wreath was in high relief and has berries. the ribbons are arranged in exaggerated loops and are ribbed across their width. A pedimented lid with no acroteria is very uncommon but it could be that the lid did have acroteria that were damaged and removed when the lid was restored.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Roman Imperial
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Italy: Rome
  • Date made
    1st Century AD late - 2nd Century AD early
  • 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
    100 mm x 350 mm x 335 mm
  • Related people
    Henry Blundell ( Collector, previous owner); Ciriaco Mattei ( Previous owner); Giuseppe Mattei ( Previous owner); Joseph William Weld ( Previous owner)

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    Author: Michaelis, A
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Date: 1882
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    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Date: 2014-11
    Description:

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    Author: Davies, Glenys
    Publisher: Verlag Philipp von Zabern
    Date: 2007
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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
  • Ciriaco Mattei

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1614
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Giuseppe Mattei

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