A Roman Marble Cinerary Urn inscribed for Titus Helvus Iaso, 2nd half of the 1st Century A.D./early 2nd Century A.D.
of rectangular form, carved in front with a garland hanging from two corner masks of Zeus Ammon, two birds picking fruit from a basket in the lunette, an eagle in each lower corner, the framed panel engraved with five lines of Latin inscription reading Dis Manibus / T(iti) Helvi / Iasonis / Vettia Sabina con-/iugi suo bene merenti fec(it) ("To the Spirits of the Departed of Titus Helvus Iaso. Vettia Sabina made this for her well-deserving husband").
18.4 by 34.9 by 28.6 cm.
Sotheby's, London, July 17th-18th, 1985, no. 589, illus.
acquired by Martha Hyder at the above sale