- Museum number
Fragment of a tombstone of a soldier's daughter. The name of the deceased is missing. The remaining part of the inscription indicates she was the daughter of a military standard-bearer named Crescens. The scene shows a funeral banquet. The dead woman reclines on a couch holding a goblet while a servant passes her food from a three-legged table. Framing the scene are motifs symbolising death and the Afterlife: the gaping head, a pine-cone, and a rosette.
- Production date
Height: 674 millimetres
Width: 762 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The scene shows a funeral banquet, a common motif on the tombstones of Romano-British women. Framing the scene are a number of motifs symbolising death and the Afterlife: the gaping head on the right probably represented all-devouring death; the pine-cone, above, was a symbol of immortality, and the rosette, next to it, was a symbol of fertility in the Afterlife.
- On display (G49/wall)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Sotheby's sale 1st December 1969, kept at Lowther Castle until sold.
Found in 1860 while diverting the turnpike road
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number