Tombstone of a Roman Silversmith in the Getty Villa Museum
Marble tombstone of a Silversmith made in Italy, AD 1 - 25.
He is shown fashioning the figure of a dancing satyr on the outside of a small cup. The mallet is partially damaged and missing.
The Latin inscription is "P[ublius] Curtilius P[ublii] L[ibertus] Agat[us] Faber Argentarius." His name indicates that he was a freed slave.
Full view of the tombstone.
Detail of the design being created on the cup.
Closeup on the face.
Closeup on the cup being created with a wood form inside the cup.
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