Title: Pompeii, its life and art
Year: 1902 (1900s)
Authors: Mau, August, 1840-1909 Kelsey, Francis W. (Francis Willey), 1858-1927
Publisher: New York : Macmillan
Contributing Library: Getty Research Institute
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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Fig. 242. — Front of the tomb of Calveniius Quietus,with biselliuni. THE STREET OF TOMBS 423 runt. Hoc moniuientiini Naevolcia TycJie libertis suis libcrta- busq\jic^ Lt C. Mnnati Fausti viva fecit, — Naevoleia Tyche, freedwoman of Lucius Naevoleius, for herself and for Gaius Munatius Faustus, member of the Brotherhood of Augustus and suburban official, to whom on account of his distinguished services the city council, with the approval of the people, granted a seat of double wifjth. This monument Naevoleia Tyche built in W 2.2. W 2.0 >!/ i^
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Fig. 243. — End of the tomb of Naevoleia Tyche, with relief of a ship entering port;beyond, end of the tomb of Calventius Quietus, with the civic crown. her lifetime also for the freedmen and freedwomen of herself andof Gaius Munatius Faustus, who was seemingly her husband. The bisellium of Faustus is shown in one of the end panels;in the other we see a ship sailing into port (Fig. 243). The carv-ing of the relief is bold, though crude ; we see the sailors furUngthe sail, as the vessel glides into still water. The scene is symbol-ical of death, — the entrance of the soul after the storms of lifeinto a haven of rest. The thought is expressed by Cicero withdeep feeling in his essay on Old Age : As for myself, I find 424 POMPEII the ripening of life truly agreeable ; the nearer I come to thetime of death, the more I feel like one who begins to see landand knows that sometime he will enter the harbor after the longvoyage. The sepulchral chamber of this tomb has a large niche oppo-site
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