- Museum number
No. 344 bis:
Round or conical marble urn - an urn in the form of a pail or a stone tower.
Fragmentary section of a figured funerary tablet: a shield, a gladiator with net and trident, and a similar figure with palm at the right.
Both are pencil and ink on white.
Height: 256 millimetres (no. 344)
Height: 151 millimetres (no. 345)
Width: 200 millimetres (no. 344)
Width: 300 millimetres (no. 345)
- Curator's comments
- No. 344 bis:
The original is in Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum.
Found near the tomb of Caecilia Metella, then in the Giustiniani gardens, the Valletta Museum in Naples, and the Museum Disneianum, pp. 109, pl. 49.
Cf. W. Stenhouse, Ancient Inscriptions [= F. Haskell, A. MacGregor, J. Montagu (eds.), The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo: A Catalogue Raisonné. Series A Part VII - Antiquities and Architecture (London 2002)], pp. 314-315 no. 183.
The original is in Florence, "museo publico", (from Rome).
For gladiatorial reliefs in general, see recently D. Faccenna, in Bull. Com., LXXIII (1949-50), 1952, Appendix XVI, pp. 3-14. Cp. also Winckelmann, Monumenti Inediti, I, pl. 197 f. and Schreiber-Anderson, Atlas, pl. XXXII.
[this information from: C. C. Vermeule, The Dal Pozzo-Albani Drawings in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities of the British Museum (type-written manuscript in G&R)]
Cf. Stenhouse, pp.316-317 no. 184.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Vol.II, fol. 32, nos. 344 bis -345 (Franks)