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Burial Tablet

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Object Number:L-1033-28A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Imperial Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Marble (Stone)
Technique:Inscribed
Iconography:Inscription
Height: 31.5 cm
Length: 41.6 cm
Depth: 3.3 cm

Description

Rectangular slab. Faint inscribed border with trace of red paint on proper left and top. Pinkish plaster on top. Latin inscription on upper 3/4 of face; traces of pink paint inside letters - 5 lines: DIIS MANIBVS C POPPAEVS VALES ET POPPAEA ILIAS FECERVNI SIBI ET AVLANIAE CHARIDI AMICAE SVAE CARISSIMAE. Translation: To the divine shades. Gaius Poppaeus Valens and Poppaea Ilias made (this monument) for themselves and for Aulania Charis, their dearest friend. Mended with L-1033-28B, but now broken again.

Bibliography:

[Book] Rolfe, John C. 1915. The Latin Department's Collection of Antiquities.. Old Penn. Vol. XIII. pg. 873-877 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 875-76, no. 14View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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