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Partly preserved painted loculus slab.
This slab bears the same architectural setting as object No. 1345: a room with lateral walls and coffered ceiling has two doors to the rear opening onto a garden with trees. A woman in profile, looking to the right, sits on the left-hand side of the scene. Digital processing of photographs has enhanced the partially erased letters of the inscription and revealed part of the head of a baby held on the woman’s knee. A little girl, almost invisible in the break, stands in front of the woman. Their three names are painted in the centre of the scene as part of the farewell: ΟΜΟΤΙΜΑ ΑΛΕΞΩ ΘΕΟΔΩΡΟΣ ΧΑΙΡΕΤΕ. This is a representation of a deceased mother and her two deceased children: their remains will have been held in the same loculus.
A.-M. Guimier-Sorbets, "Marqueurs de tombes d’enfant à Alexandrie", in A. Hermary, C. Dubois (eds.), L’Enfant et la Mort dans l’Antiquité III. Le matériel associé aux tombes d’e
A.-M. Guimier-Sorbets, "Believing in afterlife in Hellenistic and Roman Alexandria. A study of some funerary paintings", dans Chr. S. Zerefos, M.V. Vardinoyannis, Hellenistic Alexandria. Celebrating 24 centuries (Athènes, 2017), Oxford, 2018, p. 87-94.
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