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Tabula ansata: modern name for an inscription in a rectangular form, with two "wings".
A tabula ansata is the modern name for a (almost always Latin) inscription that consists of a rectangular center with the text itself and two wing-like handles to the left and right. Like an Egyptian serekh or cartouche, this type of framework helped to stress the contents of the inscription, as if two big arrows were pointing at it.
The wings themselves could be decorated with flowers. Although the wings were usually triangular, they could be semicircular as well.
Nijmegen, inscription of an aquilifer of X Gemina
Salona, Sarcophagus of Julia Aurelia Hilaria (EDCS-10101251)
Constantinople, Hippodrome, First Obelisk, SE-part of the pedestal (EDCS-27100012)
Sirmium, Inscription of a legionary of XIII Gemina (EDCS-05200606)
Lepcis Magna, Monument of Gavius Macer (EDCS-06000526)
Burnum, Tile of VIII Augusta
Ghirza, Mausoleum North A, inscription (EDCS-24100003)
Aquincum, Dedication of II Adiutrix to Antoninus Pius (EDCS-32300504)
Nahr al-Kalb, Dedication to Caracalla by III Gallica (EDCS-22300040)
Mainz, Rooftile of XIIII Gemina
Mainz, Inscription of XXII Primigenia
Qasr Libya, East church, annex mosaic, inscription
Aquincum, Tombstone of M. Annius (EDCS-48300115)
Bonn, Inscription mentioning I Minervia. The surname "Maximiniana" has been erased
Ghirza, Mausoleum North C, inscription (EDCS-24100002)
Vienna, Building Inscription of XIIII Gemina (EDCS-26100488)