Fresco of Bird and Dangling Grotesque Mask, Columbarium Vigna Codini 3

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Francesca Santoro L'hoir
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published on 19 October 2014
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Fresco of Bird and Dangling Grotesque Mask, Columbarium Vigna Codini 3

High up on the wall almost lost in the shadows above a loculus of this columbarium one can just make out the outlines of a bird walking on a flowered garland from which hangs a grotesque mask. The columbarium was excavated in 1852 CE. The epitaphs demonstrate that most of the slaves and freed slaves, who were extremely status conscious, were from the late Julio-Claudian period (during the reigns of Claudius and Nero).

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About the Author

Francesca Santoro L'hoir
I am a former college professor and Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, 1997.

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APA Style

L'hoir, F. S. (2014, October 19). Fresco of Bird and Dangling Grotesque Mask, Columbarium Vigna Codini 3. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/3155/

Chicago Style

L'hoir, Francesca S. "Fresco of Bird and Dangling Grotesque Mask, Columbarium Vigna Codini 3." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 19, 2014. https://www.ancient.eu/image/3155/.

MLA Style

L'hoir, Francesca S. "Fresco of Bird and Dangling Grotesque Mask, Columbarium Vigna Codini 3." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 19 Oct 2014. Web. 30 Mar 2020.

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