Period: Early Imperial
Date: 1st century A.D.
Culture: Roman, Cypriot
Dimensions: Overall: 13 3/4 x 15 1/4 x 4 7/8 in. (34.9 x 38.7 x 12.4 cm)
Classification: Cesnola Inscriptions
Credit Line: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number: 74.51.2393
This funerary plaque is unusual in that it has inscriptions in both Latin and Greek, each of which follows conventions appropriate to the respective language. It reads in Latin above: “Julia Donata, the freedwoman of Olympus, lies here” and in Greek below: “Good Ioulia Donata, the freedwoman of Olympos, farewell.”