A Roman marble lidded cinerary urn
Lot 64*W
A Roman marble lidded cinerary urn
Sold for £7,800 (US$ 13,110) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Roman marble lidded cinerary urn
Circa 1st Century A.D.
The casket carved with a recessed central rectangular panel, inscribed in Latin, 'D[is] M[anibus]/ D[ecimus] FVRIVS TASO/ M[arcus] AQVILLVS/ PHILOLOCVS/ B[ene] M[erentes] P[osuerunt]', with erotes on either side, their inner arms raised holding a foliate garland above the panel, standing with their inner legs advanced and their outer arms raised behind them, the border above and below carved with an undulating line, the lid with curving palmette acroteria at the front corners and a central dome carved with the head of a bearded male, 13in (33cm) high, back right lid corner repaired


  • The inscription reads 'To the shades of the departed, the well deserving freemen Decimus Furius Taso and Marcus Aquillius Philolocus made this'.

    Formerly in the Axel Guttmann Collection. Acquired at Christie's South Kensington, April 28th, 2004.

    Christie's South Kensington, Antiquities - The Axel Guttmann Collection of Ancient Arms and Armour, Pt II, April 28th, 2004, lot 134.