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Tombstone

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Museu Nacional Arqueològic de Tarragona (MNAT)

Museu Nacional Arqueològic de Tarragona (MNAT)

Early Christian tombstone with text in Greek. It is decorated by two facing doves holding a kind of garland (carved).


Λυπηρὸν μὲν ε̉́χει γόον αιλινον, έ̉νθαδε τύβος,
α̉́γνης, ε̉ρατη̃ς, κάλης, δέμας Ου̉αλερίης Μου̃σης,
η̃́ς γαμέτης παίδων τε πατὴρ γλυκερὸς Θησεύς,
πότμον ε̉ποιχομένης ε̉πί τεστόματι στοματήξας,
ΰστερον ε̉κ στέρνων ψυχη̃̃ς διεδέξατο δω̃ρον.

RIT 684

Inventory number: MNAT P-165

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Details

  • Title: Tombstone
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Location: Early Christian Necropolis of Tarragona
  • Physical Dimensions: 38.5 x 45 x 2.6 cm
  • Type: Tombstone
  • Medium: Luni-Carrara marble

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