Leaf 127 - Consecratio Sive Indigetatio Imperator Post Obitum
Andrea Fei, Roma, 1625
Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities.
Architecture, Roman -- Italy -- Rome.
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Rome -- History.
The Apotheosis of the Emperor after Death. Funeral practices in Rome varied and both burial and cremation were practiced. It was less expensive to bury certain classes of people--the poor or the very young. Some families and cultures also preferred burial. Cremation was practiced from around 451 BC to a much later date, but it was usually reserved for the wealthy. There were ceremonies for funerals including processions, orations, and memorial festivals for Emperors and other important people.
The verso of this leaf contains text in three languages with the title in Italian: Consecratione Dell'Imperatore Doppo Morto
Leaf 127 Recto and verso.
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Page 28.5 x 21 cm.
Image 23.5 x 17.75 cm.
Engraving on paper