About this object

Gabled lid from an ash chest, flowers in the pediment.
It is not certain whether the lid originally belonged to any of the ash chests in the Ince collection. The earliest recorded association is with 59.148.325 (ash chest of T. Flavius Eutyches). In Blundell's 'Engravings' the lid appears on 59.148.312a (ash chest of C. Iulius Hirmaiscus) and is currently associated with 59.148.331, the ash chest of Etrilia Danae. It should be noted that the lid's measurements do not correspond exactly with any of these ash chests.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Roman Imperial
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Italy: Rome
  • Date made
    50 AD about
  • 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
    70 mm x 315 mm x 305 mm
  • Note
    The lid was wrongly labelled and placed in front of the 59.148.312a the ash chest of Iulius Himaiscus/
  • Related people
    Henry Blundell ( Collector, previous owner); Ciriaco Mattei ( Previous owner); Giuseppe Mattei ( Previous owner); Joseph William Weld ( Previous owner)

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Publications

  • Ancient Marbles in Great Britain

    Michaelis, A

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

  • The Ash Chests and other Funerary Reliefs

    Davies, G

    Author: Davies, G
    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: 1789
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1810
    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
  • Ciriaco 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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