Fragment of a strigilated sarcophagus - ROM2011_11854_10


Fragment of a strigilated sarcophagus

Medium:Carved marble
Geography: Rome, Italy
Date: c. 250 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
115.5 x 65 cm
Object number: 923.4.85
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: funerary customs-exposed sculpture

A Strigilated Sarcophagus

Sarcophagi decorated with this distinctive wavy feature are termed "strigilated" because the decoration resembles the curved and hollowed blade of a strigil (skin scraper). Most sarcophagi of this type were produced in Rome, around 200 to 300 AD. The deceased individual is represented in the central medallion.

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