Tomb 87 is one of the tombs of which the enclosure
was built immediately (see tomb 34, 75,
88 and 90). Like the previous tomb, the façade is richly
decorated with flowers
cut of pumice-stone. Tomb 87 has been built in the open space between
tomb 86 and 88 and lies a little bit more backwards than the other
There is a biclinium at the entrance.
Above the entrance, surrounded by a nice cornice of garlands
with a rosette in top is an inscription:
. VARIVS . AMPELVS
ET . VARIA . ENNVCHIS
FECERVNT . SIBI
VARIAE . P . F .
SERVANDAE . PATRONAE
ET . LIBERT . LIBERTABVS
. POSTERISQ . EORVM
ITA . NE . IN .
HOC . MONIMENTO . SARCOPHAGVM
IN . FERATVR . H
. M . H . F . EX . NON . S
IN . FRONTE . P
. XS:. . IN . AGRO . P . XXXIII
Varius Ampelus and Varia Ennuchis have built
<this monument> for themselves and for Varia Servanda, daughter
of Publis, their master and for their freedmen with their descendants,
considering that no sarcophagus may
be interred. The monument cannot be inherited by someone
outside the family.
The tomb measures in width 10,75 feet, in length 33 feet.
to continue tomb 87)