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Inscribed marble plaque

Period:
Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
5 3/4 x 6 7/8 x 1 in. (14.6 x 17.5 x 2.5 cm)
Classification:
Cesnola Inscriptions
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2436
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The simple marble plaque is inscribed in Greek with the epitaph of a man called Euplous.
From Cyprus, said to be from Kition (modern Larnaka)

Bodel, John P. and Stephen Tracy. 1997. Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the USA: A Checklist. p. 188, Rome: The American Academy in Rome.

Yon, Marguerite. 2004. Kition-Bamboula V. Kition Dans Les Textes: Testimonia litteraires et epigraphiques et corpus des inscriptions., V. no. 2093, p. 284, Paris: Éditions Recherché sur les Civilisations.

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