Tombstone of the Gessii
Marble.
Ca. 50—20 BCE.
Inv. No. 37.100.Boston, Museum of Fine ArtsPhoto by Roger B. Ulrich

Tombstone of the Gessii.

Marble.
Ca. 50—20 BCE.
Inv. No. 37.100.

Boston, Museum of Fine Arts

Description:
Roman marble funerary relief of Publius Gessius and his family.
Publius Gessius is at the center. On the left: Fausta Gessia, a former slave freed by Publius. Their son, P(ublius) Gessius Primus (also a freed slave) is portrayed on the right. According to the inscriptions, Fausta paid for the tomb out of Publius’s estate. Boston Museum of Fine Arts, inv. 37.100.
Dated by the museum: ca. 50—20 B.C.
GESSIA PUBLI LIBERTA FAVSTA•PUBLIUS GESSIVS PUBLI FILIUS TRIBU ROMILIA•PUBLIUS GESSIVS PUBLI LIBERTUS PRIMUS
“Fausta Gessia, freedwoman of Publius, Publius Gessius, son of Publius, of the Romilian tribe, Publius Gessius Primus, freedman of Publius.”
Credits:
© 2009. Photo, text: Roger B. Ulrich.
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