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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Roman
Title:Marble slab with inscription; epitaph of Eupraxia
Date Made:2nd half of the 2nd century-3rd century CE
Type:Documentary Artifact
Materials:Marble and red pigment
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Rome
Measurements:Overall: 8 3/8 x 8 x 3/4 in; 21.3 x 20.3 x 1.9 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1910.3.C.F
Credit Line:Purchased in Rome (possibly)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Marble slab with carved inscription - D M EUPRAXIAE QUAN III MV D XIX ASPASIA ET EUPRASIUS FIL DULCISSI MAE
From Professor Geoff Sumi (3.1.2015): The full transcription of the Eupraxia epitaph is: D(is) M(anibus) Eupraxiae q(uae) v(ixit) an(nis) III m(ensibus) V d(iebus) XIX Aspasia et Euprasius fil(ae) dulcissimae; For the departed spirits of Eupraxia, their sweetest daughter, who lived 3 years, 5 months and 19 days Aspasia and Euprasius [made this]."

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; deaths; childhood; children; funeral rites and ceremonies; writing; text

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