About this object

Roof shaped lid with a rosette without acroteria and a pediment which is outlined with a fascia moulding and contains a complex rosette with an inner and outer ring of four petals. The rosette was executed with drilling. The lid is associated with 59.148.319a (ash chest of Livia) and may be the one illlustrated at the top of the chest in the Engravings but not in the Monumenta Matthaeiana. Although it fits the chest very well it is a little wide for it. In shape and decoration it is very similar to the lid 59.148.360b associated with the ash chest of M.Claudius Paetus and 59.148.321b the lid associated with the Numisia Primigenia, both modern lids made by Lisandroni and d'Este.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Italy: Rome
  • Date made
    18th Century AD
  • Materials
  • 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 535 mm x 375 mm
  • Related people
    Henry Blundell ( Collector, previous owner); Joseph William Weld ( Previous owner)

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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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