A ROMAN MARBLE CINERARY URN AND COVER, 1ST/2ND CENTURY A.D., WITH 18TH CENTURY MARBLE BASE AND LID
with rounded back, carved in front with two birds beneath a rectangular panel of inscription, and two bukrania supporting a laurel leaf garland, and two birds at each corner
35.5 by 31 by 22cm.; 14in., 1ft. 1¼in., 8½in.
Robert Berkeley (1794-1874) in 1851
Inscription recorded in Rome by Mauro Sarti (1709-1766), in Berlin manuscript Cod. Berol. Lat. 61, fol. 33 (page published by H. Solin, Arctos, 2013, p. 298)
Busts [etc.] Bought in Italy, 1851, Naples [manuscript]; ‘Antique Marble Urn found at Capua of great workmanship - 56 Ducats, Raffaello Bertolini [?]’;
Inventory, 1949, '[part] Two marble Roman cinerary urns and covers, rectangular shape, 14 ½” x 12”, (one cover cracked)' on the Grand Staircase