TOMB 56Tek

click to enlarge photographTomb 56 looks like a small altar with a niche.
The grave has been removed from its original place, the right wall of tomb 55, to the back-wall of the same tomb.
The niche, standing on a brick base, has been formed by two columns with capitals of tufa on which a triangular tympanum rests. In the niche we see depicted a double,
half open door. From the back a man, unquestionably
the deceased, is entering. His head is missing. This scene is well-known from archaic times: leaving this earthly life through the door to eternity. The grave has the following inscription:

                                              D        M
                                              SABINO
                                       TAVRIO . FILIO
                                         PIENTISSIMO
                                               FECIT

Taurio has made (this monument) for his very pious son, Sabinus.
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