Funerary Monument, 1st century CE

  • Roman

Marble

  • Overall: 31 1/2 × 22 1/2 × 15 1/2 inches (80 × 57.2 × 39.4 cm)

Gift of Mrs. Standish Backus

38.107

On View

  • Ancient Greek and Roman S2AA

Department

Greco-Roman and Ancient European

  • Flavian
  • Women
  • High relief
  • Marble
  • Vessels
  • Funerary sculpture
  • Sculpture
  • Figures (representations)
  • Inscriptions
  • Monument
  • Man
  • Carved
  • Rectangular
  • Infant
  • Nude
  • Horns
  • Heads (animal or human components)
  • Birds
  • Snake
  • Cat
  • Rooster

Inscribed, on plaque, upper front of piece: DISMANIBVS | P EGNATI | NICEPHORI [translated: To the departed spirits: P. Egnatius Nicephorus.] [Given in CORPUS INSCRIPTIONEM LATINARUM (see references) as DIS MANIBVS/ P. EGNATI/ NICEPHORI] Inscribed, front of base of the monument: IN | FR | P | XVIII - IN | AGR | P | XVII. [IN FRONTE PEDES XVIII - IN AGRO PEDES XVII [the measurements of the burial plot]]

Mrs. Standish Backus

1938-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Corpus Inscriptionem Latinarum, vol. 6, no. 17102. Bodel, John and Stephen Tracy. Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the USA: A Checklist. American Academy in Rome. Rome, 1997, p.129. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, vol. II. Zurich/Munich, 1984, s.v. Archemoros, as no. 4a, p. 473, pl. 355. Boschung. Die Antike Graebaltare aus des Nekropolen Roms. Bern, 1987, no. 765. Pache, C. Ondine. Baby and Child Heroes in Ancient Greece. Urbana and Chicago, 2004, p. 123, (repr.) p. 125, fig. 25. Kostouros, G. P. Nemeon athlon diegesis: a tomos emmetros epichorios logos meta scholion [A narrative of the Nemean contests], 2 vols. Nemea, 2008, vol. A, p. 149, (fig. 136).

Roman, Funerary Monument, 1st century CE, marble. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. Standish Backus, 38.107.