Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of lid respectively, two portraits enclosed by two standing, nude Erotes on top panel; back panel depicts an architectural setting containing six figures 'the bath procession'; the body panels follow similar themes depicting characters framed by columns and arches; restored. Christian inscription on rim of lid.

Museum number

1866,1229.1

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Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of lid respectively, two portraits enclosed by two standing, nude Erotes on top panel; back panel depicts an architectural setting containing six figures 'the bath procession'; the body panels follow similar themes depicting characters framed by columns and arches; restored. Christian inscription on rim of lid.

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  • COMPASS Title: The Projecta Casket

    Full: Front

  • Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of lid respectively, two portraits enclosed by two standing, nude Erotes on top panel; back panel depicts an architectural setting containing six figures 'the bath procession'; the body panels follow similar themes depicting characters framed by columns and arches; restored. Christian inscription on rim of lid.

    3/4: Right

  • COMPASS Image Caption: ¾ view from side

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  • Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of lid respectively, two portraits enclosed by two standing, nude Erotes on top panel; back panel depicts an architectural setting containing six figures 'the bath procession'; the body panels follow similar themes depicting characters framed by columns and arches; restored. Christian inscription on rim of lid.

    3/4: Right

  • COMPASS Image Caption: Side view

    Side

  • Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of lid respectively, two portraits enclosed by two standing, nude Erotes on top panel; back panel depicts an architectural setting containing six figures 'the bath procession'; the body panels follow similar themes depicting characters framed by columns and arches; restored. Christian inscription on rim of lid.

    Side

  • COMPASS Image Caption: View of lid

    Unknown

  • Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of lid respectively, two portraits enclosed by two standing, nude Erotes on top panel; back panel depicts an architectural setting containing six figures 'the bath procession'; the body panels follow similar themes depicting characters framed by columns and arches; restored. Christian inscription on rim of lid.

    Full: Front

  • Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of lid respectively, two portraits enclosed by two standing, nude Erotes on top panel; back panel depicts an architectural setting containing six figures 'the bath procession'; the body panels follow similar themes depicting characters framed by columns and arches; restored.

    Full: Front

  • Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of lid respectively, two portraits enclosed by two standing, nude Erotes on top panel; back panel depicts an architectural setting containing six figures 'the bath procession'; the body panels follow similar themes depicting characters framed by columns and arches; restored. Christian inscription on rim of lid.

    Side

  • Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of lid respectively, two portraits enclosed by two standing, nude Erotes on top panel; back panel depicts an architectural setting containing six figures 'the bath procession'; the body panels follow similar themes depicting characters framed by columns and arches; restored. Christian inscription on rim of lid.

    Side

  • Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of lid respectively, two portraits enclosed by two standing, nude Erotes on top panel; back panel depicts an architectural setting containing six figures 'the bath procession'; the body panels follow similar themes depicting characters framed by columns and arches; restored. Christian inscription on rim of lid.

    Front:Top

  • Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid: decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of lid respectively, two portraits enclosed by two standing, nude Erotes on top panel; back panel depicts an architectural setting containing six figures 'the bath procession'; the body panels follow similar themes depicting characters framed by columns and arches; restored.

    Detail: Other

  • COMPASS Image Caption: Detail of Projecta and Secundus

    Detail: Other

  • Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of lid respectively, two portraits enclosed by two standing, nude Erotes on top panel; back panel depicts an architectural setting containing six figures 'the bath procession'; the body panels follow similar themes depicting characters framed by columns and arches; restored. Christian inscription on rim of lid.

    Front:Top

  • Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of lid respectively, two portraits enclosed by two standing, nude Erotes on top panel; back panel depicts an architectural setting containing six figures 'the bath procession'; the body panels follow similar themes depicting characters framed by columns and arches; restored. Christian inscription on rim of lid.

    Detail: Other

  • Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of

    Detail: Inscription

  • Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of lid respectively, two portraits enclosed by two standing, nude Erotes on top panel; back panel depicts an architectural setting containing six figures 'the bath procession'; the body panels follow similar themes depicting characters framed by columns and arches; restored. Christian inscription on rim of lid.

    Detail: Other

  • Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of lid respectively, two portraits enclosed by two standing, nude Erotes on top panel; back panel depicts an architectural setting containing six figures 'the bath procession'; the body panels follow similar themes depicting characters framed by columns and arches; restored. Christian inscription on rim of lid.

    Detail: Other

  • Furniture ornament; silver with gilding; hollowed, one-piece casting; rectangular socket: square in section; framed with rectilinear moulding; soldering plate and one link of safety chain with two aligned holes; terminating in a seated female figure representing the Tyche of Rome: plastically rendered, detailed with decorative engraving, stippling and gilded drapery; figure wears tunic, mantle, boots, armlet and crested helmet and holds a staff and shield; below the figure: hinged, pierced, stippled and punched leaf with rounded knob finial.

    Group of Objects

  • Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of lid respectively, two portraits enclosed by two standing, nude Erotes on top panel; back panel depicts an architectural setting containing six figures 'the bath procession'; the body panels follow similar themes depicting characters framed by columns and arches; restored. Christian inscription on rim of lid.

    Full: Front

  • Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of lid respectively, two portraits enclosed by two standing, nude Erotes on top panel; back panel depicts an architectural setting containing six figures 'the bath procession'; the body panels follow similar themes depicting characters framed by columns and arches; restored. Christian inscription on rim of lid.

    Full: Back

  • Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of lid respectively, two portraits enclosed by two standing, nude Erotes on top panel; back panel depicts an architectural setting containing six figures 'the bath procession'; the body panels follow similar themes depicting characters framed by columns and arches; restored. Christian inscription on rim of lid.

    Detail: Inscription

  • Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of lid respectively, two portraits enclosed by two standing, nude Erotes on top panel; back panel depicts an architectural setting containing six figures 'the bath procession'; the body panels follow similar themes depicting characters framed by columns and arches; restored. Christian inscription on rim of lid.

    Detail: Other

  • Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of lid respectively, two portraits enclosed by two standing, nude Erotes on top panel; back panel depicts an architectural setting containing six figures 'the bath procession'; the body panels follow similar themes depicting characters framed by columns and arches; restored. Christian inscription on rim of lid.

    Side : left

  • Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of lid respectively, two portraits enclosed by two standing, nude Erotes on top panel; back panel depicts an architectural setting containing six figures 'the bath procession'; the body panels follow similar themes depicting characters framed by columns and arches; restored. Christian inscription on rim of lid.

    Full: Front

  • Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of lid respectively, two portraits enclosed by two standing, nude Erotes on top panel; back panel depicts an architectural setting containing six figures 'the bath procession'; the body panels follow similar themes depicting characters framed by columns and arches; restored. Christian inscription on rim of lid.

    Detail

  • Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of lid respectively, two portraits enclosed by two standing, nude Erotes on top panel; back panel depicts an architectural setting containing six figures 'the bath procession'; the body panels follow similar themes depicting characters framed by columns and arches; restored. Christian inscription on rim of lid.

    Detail

  • Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of lid respectively, two portraits enclosed by two standing, nude Erotes on top panel; back panel depicts an architectural setting containing six figures 'the bath procession'; the body panels follow similar themes depicting characters framed by columns and arches; restored. Christian inscription on rim of lid.

    Detail

  • Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of lid respectively, two portraits enclosed by two standing, nude Erotes on top panel; back panel depicts an architectural setting containing six figures 'the bath procession'; the body panels follow similar themes depicting characters framed by columns and arches; restored. Christian inscription on rim of lid.

    Full: Front

  • Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of lid respectively, two portraits enclosed by two standing, nude Erotes on top panel; back panel depicts an architectural setting containing six figures 'the bath procession'; the body panels follow similar themes depicting characters framed by columns and arches; restored. Christian inscription on rim of lid.

    Full: Back

  • Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of lid respectively, two portraits enclosed by two standing, nude Erotes on top panel; back panel depicts an architectural setting containing six figures 'the bath procession'; the body panels follow similar themes depicting characters framed by columns and arches; restored. Christian inscription on rim of lid.

    Side: right

  • Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of lid respectively, two portraits enclosed by two standing, nude Erotes on top panel; back panel depicts an architectural setting containing six figures 'the bath procession'; the body panels follow similar themes depicting characters framed by columns and arches; restored. Christian inscription on rim of lid.

    Side : left

  • Casket; truncated rectangular pyramid with isosceles trapezoids; silver with gilding; lid decorated with five panels containing three related mythological scenes - including Venus bathing, a Nereid riding a hippocampus and ketos on right and left side of lid respectively, two portraits enclosed by two standing, nude Erotes on top panel; back panel depicts an architectural setting containing six figures 'the bath procession'; the body panels follow similar themes depicting characters framed by columns and arches; restored. Christian inscription on rim of lid.

    Back:Bottom