HGW04a Pompeii. Cippus with inscription C VENERIVS EPAPHRODITVS.
Epaphroditus [CIL X 1013]
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.
HGW04a Pompeii. 1777 drawing of tomb and masks by Sir William Hamilton.
Hamilton gives the following descriptions:
A. View of a great sepulchre, or columbarium, out of the gates of the city:
several marble statues, not very well executed, were found therein, which are now in the Museum at Portici.
B. Colossal masks of terra cotta, in the situation in which they were found.
C. C. Under them in vaults were found some sepulchral urns with ashes therein.
One of the urns was of glass, with a cover of the same material;
This urn was deposited in an earthen one, and that again covered with lead, which is now preserved in the Museum at Portici.
D. Uncleared parts of the city.
See Hamilton, W., 1777. Account of the Discoveries at Pompeii. London: Bowyer and Nichols. (p. 14, pl. IX).
HGW04a Pompeii. c.1780 drawing of rear of tomb.
According to Mazois “The drawing offers the sight of the tomb of Mamia on the side of the sepulcretum; one can notice on the right, in the wall which separates this place from the street, several heads of animals encrusted, and which seem intentionally put to form a manner of decoration rather suitable at a place devoted to the burials. In the surroundings were several vault openings. It was impossible for me to find them”
See Mazois, F., 1812. Les Ruines de Pompei: Premiere Partie.
HGW04a Pompeii. 1824-27 drawing of the rear of the tomb by P. Fumagalli.
Image courtesy of antiqueprints.com.