Artist Roman
  • Funerary Monument
Date 1st century CE
Medium marble
Dimensions Overall: 31 1/2 × 22 1/2 × 15 1/2 inches (80 × 57.2 × 39.4 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Standish Backus
Accession Number 38.107
Department Greco-Roman and Ancient European
On View Ancient Greek and Roman S2AA, Level 2 (see map)
Inscriptions Inscribed, on plaque, upper front of piece: DISMANIBVS | P EGNATI | NICEPHORI [translated: To the departed spirits: P. Egnatius Nicephorus.] [Given in CORPUS INSCRIPTIONEM LATINARUM (see references) as DIS MANIBVS/ P. EGNATI/ NICEPHORI]

Inscribed, front of base of the monument: IN | FR | P | XVIII - IN | AGR | P | XVII.
[IN FRONTE PEDES XVIII - IN AGRO PEDES XVII [the measurements of the burial plot]]
Mrs. Standish Backus;
1938-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Corpus Inscriptionem Latinarum, vol. 6, no. 17102.

Bodel, John and Stephen Tracy. Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the USA: A Checklist. American Academy in Rome. Rome, 1997, p.129.

Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, vol. II. Zurich/Munich, 1984, s.v. Archemoros, as no. 4a, p. 473, pl. 355.

Boschung. Die Antike Graebaltare aus des Nekropolen Roms. Bern, 1987, no. 765.

Pache, C. Ondine. Baby and Child Heroes in Ancient Greece. Urbana and Chicago, 2004, p. 123, (repr.) p. 125, fig. 25.

Kostouros, G. P. Nemeon athlon diegesis: a tomos emmetros epichorios logos meta scholion [A narrative of the Nemean contests], 2 vols. Nemea, 2008, vol. A, p. 149, (fig. 136).