Roman - Cinerarium or Grave Altar, about 27 BC-68 AD

Roman

Cinerarium or Grave Altar, about 27 BC-68 AD

Pentelic marble , 59.7 x 35.6 x 28.6 cm (23 1/2 x 14 x 11 1/4 in.)

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Object details

Accession number

S5c10

Primary Creator

Roman

Full title

Cinerarium or Grave Altar

Creation Date

about 27 BC-68 AD

Provenance



Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner as a base for the attached colonnette (museum no. S5c11) from the connoisseur and art dealer Stefano Bardini (1836-1922), Florence with a second cinerarium (museum no. S5c7) for about 2,550 lire on 29 September 1899.

Dimensions

59.7 x 35.6 x 28.6 cm (23 1/2 x 14 x 11 1/4 in.)

Display Media

Pentelic marble

Web Commentary

Isabella Stewart Gardner kept meticulous records of many of her acquisitions. In keeping with this legacy, object information is continually being reviewed, updated, and enriched in order to give greater access to the collection.

Permanent Gallery Location

Courtyard

Bibliography

Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 44. (Roman, 1st century [AD])
William N. Mason “Notes, Records, Comments.” Gardner Museum Calendar of Events 6, no. 6 (7 Oct. 1962), p. 2. (Roman)
Cornelius C. Vermeule III et al. Sculpture in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1977), p. 36, no. 48. (Roman, early imperial period)

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Commentary

Isabella Stewart Gardner kept meticulous records of many of her acquisitions. In keeping with this legacy, object information is continually being reviewed, updated, and enriched in order to give greater access to the collection.