Marble plaque with funerary inscription


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162

The inscription records the death of a woman called Lollia Genialis and says that the plaque was set up by her mother, Lollia Sameramis, who describes herself as infelicissima (most unfortunate). Such superlatives appear frequently in funerary inscriptions and provide insight into personal emotions such as the deep sense of loss felt by grieving parents.

Marble plaque with funerary inscription, Marble, Roman

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