Sarcophagus with relief of Greeks fighting the Amazons - ROM2013_13700_1

ROM2013_13700_1

Sarcophagus with relief of Greeks fighting the Amazons

Medium:Marble
Geography: Found in Ostia, Italy
Date: about 150 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
Dimensions:
43.2 x 200.7 x 39.4 cm
Object number: 947.26
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Ernest R. Rolph
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: funerary customs-exposed sculpture
DescriptionMythological battle scenes frequently decorated Roman sarcophagi from about 150 to 170 AD. These legendary battles symbolized the victory of a civilized people over the barbarian -- of good over evil. In a religious or funerary context, this stood for the deceased person's triumph over evil in the afterlife.
Collection:
Roman World
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