03 May Limestone Etruscan funerary urn, 104 x 75 cm, late 3rd century B.C, Italy.
This object is one of five ash urns found in a tomb of the Velsi family of ancient Chiusi. This urn is the largest and best preserved of the group. Its inscription, “FASTIA VELSI LARZL, VELUS PUIA,” which extends across the front and part of the left end of the lid, identifies the cremated remains as those of “Fastia Velsi, wife of Larza Velu.” - mfa.org

Limestone Etruscan funerary urn, 104 x 75 cm, late 3rd century B.C, Italy.

This object is one of five ash urns found in a tomb of the Velsi family of ancient Chiusi. This urn is the largest and best preserved of the group. Its inscription, “FASTIA VELSI LARZL, VELUS PUIA,” which extends across the front and part of the left end of the lid, identifies the cremated remains as those of “Fastia Velsi, wife of Larza Velu.” - mfa.org

28 Jan Silver, posthumous issue Roman denarius of Marcus Aurelius (AD 161-180), struck under Commodus in AD 180. Rome, Italy.

Silver, posthumous issue Roman denarius of Marcus Aurelius (AD 161-180), struck under Commodus in AD 180. Rome, Italy.

23 Jan Fresco of Paquius Proculus and his wife, Pompeï ca. AD 20-30, Naples National Museum of Archaeology.

Fresco of Paquius Proculus and his wife, Pompeï ca. AD 20-30, Naples National Museum of Archaeology.