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Tomb of Settimia Spica

Mantova Museo Urbano Diffuso

Mantova Museo Urbano Diffuso

The delicate Roman portrait of a woman who died when she was young is carved onto a cippus (Roman gravestone), and stands out above the inscription and a figure of a rabbit, an animal that may have been close to her heart. As if to escort the deceased on her last journey with a touch of tenderness, everything is sculpted with considerable elegance. The inscription reads: SEPTVMIA C (F) / SPICA ANNO/ ET MENSE / TERTIO.

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