The funerary relief of Petronii, a mother and son
Marble.
Ca. 110—120 CE.
Height: 56.50 cm (average); width: 49.30 cm.
Inv. No. 99.348.Boston, Museum of Fine ArtsPhoto by Roger B. Ulrich

The funerary relief of Petronii, a mother and son.

Marble.
Ca. 110—120 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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