Slab used to close a child funerary niche (loculus) in a catacombs
Marble. 4th cent. CE. Rome, Vatican Museums, Pio-Christian MuseumInv. No. 28596.Photo by Sergey Sosnovskiy

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:
Keywords: epigraphia epigraphy inscription iscrizione epigrafia epigraphik epigrafik inschrift épigraphie γλυπτική sculptura sculpture sculptural scultura skulptur ρώμη rome roma rom κηδεία γλυπτική funeral sculpture scultura funeraria begräbnisskulptur beerdigung skulptur sculpture funéraire roman romano romana romani römisch römische romaine gravestone funerary inscriptions epitaph iscrizione in pietra tombale epitaffio grabstein-inschrift epitaph inscription de pierre tombale épitaphe 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 asellu bene mberenti qui vicxit annu sex mesis octo dies xxviii petrus paulus asello bene merenti qui vixit annos sex menses octo dies xxviii inv no 28596
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