Cash desk with a double roofed coVer

Cassa con coperchio a doppio spiovente
Author: 
Type: 
Funerary monument and ornaments
Year: 
End of the VIth - early Vth century BC
Material and technique: 
Peperino
Origin: 
Rome, Esquiline (1888)
Inventory: 
AntCom00455
Collection: 

The hall

Sala Colonne - Necropoli Esquilina

The vast graveyard of the Esquiline, explored at the end of the 1800s, was used from the end of the IXth century BC and throughout the repubblican period.
Rich funerary goods are evidence of the fertile cultural climate of Rome in the archaic period and the development of commercial exchanges with Etruria and Greek, resulting in numerous important objects.
An exceptional fresco fragment from the inside of a chamber tomb shows a military scene from the Samnite wars (first half of the IIIrd century BC), narrated in the style of Roman triumphal art.