Urn and cover

Roman
Roman Imperial
late 1st century or early 2nd century A.D. with later restorations of base and lid


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .80 H. .381 D. with handles

Accession Number

79.101a

Medium or Technique

"alabaster" (travertine)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

A burial urn from Rome–the relative scarcity of this type of urn suggests that they were produced during a relatively short period of time during the Early Imperial period and by a limited number of workshops, probably in Egypt.

It is said to have been inscribed, but the inscription has been polished away. From Rome.

Credit Line

Gift of George B. Emerson