Funerary stele containing a portrait busts and a scene of shipbuilding (“the Longidien stele”).

Limestone. First half of the 1st century CE (the museum dating).
W. 90 cm, H. 266 cm, D. 44 cm.
Inv. No. 7.

Ravenna, National Museum, First cloister
(Museo nazionale di Ravenna, Chiostro primo)

Origin:
Formerly part of the city wall. Since 1588 in the Palazzo Rasponi.
Description:
CIL XI 139, ILS 7725:

P(ublius) Longidienus P(ubli) f(ilius) Cam(ilia) / faber navalis se vivo constit/uit et Longidienae P(ubli) l(ibertae) Stactini // P(ublius) Longidienus P(ubli) l(ibertus) Rufio / P(ublius) Longidienus P(ubli) l(ibertus) P(h)iladespotus / inpensam patrono dederunt // P(ublius) Longidienus / P(ubli) f(ilius) ad onus / properat

Credits:
© 2018. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
Info: museum annotation.

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THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART
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HISTORY OF ANCIENT ROME