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Burial Tablet

Object Number:
L-1033-58
Current Location:
Culture:
Imperial Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Imperial Roman Period
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Marble (Stone)
Technique:
Inscribed
Iconography:
Inscription
Description:
Rectangular tablet. Inscribed triangles in each corner. Faintly inscribed border on proper l. and r. connects the inside points of the triangles; borders flanks inscription. One hole drilled on each side between borders, containing remains of iron nails; red discoloration around nails. Latin inscription - 3 lines: C CATILIVS C L PRIMUS CATILIA C L PRIMA = Gaius Catilius Primus, freedman of Gaius (Catilius); Catilia Prima, freedwoman of Gaius (Catilius) (lie here).
Credit Line:
Loaned by the Department of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman World (15 Mar 2003)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Rolfe, John C. 1915. The Latin Department's Collection of Antiquities. XIII. 873-877. : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 874, no. 1
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[Catalogue] White, Donald, et al. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 84, no. 124
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