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Burial Tablet

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Object Number:L-1033-51
Current Location: Classical World Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Imperial Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Marble (Stone)
Technique:Inscribed
Iconography:Inscription
Height: 4 cm
Length: 14.5 cm
Width: 18 cm

Description

Rectangular tablet; broken on both proper left and right. Double inscribed border on top and bottom. Latin inscription; 4 lines: (p)ERPERNAE M L OSSA HIC SITA SV(nt) (pe)RPERNAM L PHILA(delphus) POLITOR EBORARIV. Translation: The bones of (Marcus) Perperna, freedman of Marcus, lie here. (Marcus) Perperna Philadelphus, freedman of Marcus, an ivory polisher (errected this monument).

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Worlds Intertwined: Classical World Introduction (14 Mar 2003) View Objects in Exhibition

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: p. 875, no. 13View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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