Slab used to close a child funerary niche (loculus) in a catacombs.

Marble. 4th cent. CE.
Inv. No. 28596.

Rome, Vatican Museums, Pio-Christian Museum
(Musei Vaticani, Museo Pio Cristiano)

Origin:
From the Christian Lapidary. Found in the Catacombs of St. Hippolytus on the road to Tivoli (via Tiburtina) and transferred by Pope Clement XI to the Cabinet of the Albani family.
Description:
Asellu bene mberenti qui vicxit annu sex mesis octo dies XXVIII
[Asello bene merenti qui vixit annos sex menses octo dies XXVIII]

To well-deserving Asellus, who lived six years, eight months, and twenty-eight days.

Credits:
THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART
Keywords: marble Christian child funerary niche loculus loculi Asellus apostle Saint Peter Petrus San Pietro apostolo Saint latin inscription Paul Paulus and San Paolo di Tarso Christ monogram Christogram Cristogramma chi rho Christusmonogramm latin inscription Paul the Albani collection Inv No 28596 Asellu bene mberenti qui vicxit annu sex mesis octo dies XXVIII Petrus Paulus Asello bene merenti qui vixit annos sex menses octo dies XXVIII
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