The funerary relief of Petronii, a mother and son.

Marble. Ca. 110120 CE.
Height: 56.50 cm (average); width: 49.30 cm.
Inv. No. 99.348.

Boston, Museum of Fine Arts

Description:
Roman marble funerary relief of a mother and son. Ca. A.D. 110-120. The hairstyle of the mother (Petronia Hedone) is similar to that seen in portraits of Marciana, the sister of the emperor Trajan (Marciana died in A.D. 112).
Inscription:
CIL VI 24037:
PETRONIA HEDONE FECIT SIBI/ET L(UCIO) PETRONIO PHILEMONI FILIO/ET LIBERTIS LIBERTABUSQUAE/ POSTERISQUAE EORUM (Petronia Hedone made [this tomb] for herself and for Lucius Petronius Philemon, her son, and for [her] freedmen and freedwomen and their descendants; trans. Boston MFA).
Credits:
2009. Photo, text: Roger B. Ulrich.

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Keywords: marble tombstone gravestone headstone funerary relief portrait of the Petronii Petronia Hedone Lucius Petronius Philemon hairdo hairstyle coiffure Inv No 99 348 CIL VI 24037 PETRONIA HEDONE FECIT SIBI ET LUCIO PETRONIO PHILEMONI FILIO ET LIBERTIS LIBERTABUSQUAE POSTERISQUAE EORUM
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