Limestone plaque with bilingual inscription

Roman, Cypriot

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162

This funerary plaque is unusual in that it has inscriptions in both Latin and Greek, each of which follows conventions appropriate to the respective language. It reads in Latin above: “Julia Donata, the freedwoman of Olympus, lies here” and in Greek below: “Good Ioulia Donata, the freedwoman of Olympos, farewell.”

Limestone plaque with bilingual inscription, Limestone, Roman, Cypriot

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