In the burial practices of ancient Rome and Roman funerary art, marble and
limestone sarcophagi elaborately carved in relief were characteristic of elite ...
A sarcophagus (meaning “flesh-eater” in Greek) is a coffin for inhumation burials,
widely used throughout the Roman empire starting in the second century A.D. ...
The sarcophagus sculptures are vehicles for remembrance. These images, the
correlatives of dreams of a hoped-for future, reclaim the past and keep it alive.
Framing the dead on Roman sarcophagi Verity Platt haec domus aeterna est, hic
sum situs, hic ero semper Here is my eternal home; here I lie; here shall I be for ...
By Ben Russell in Roman Sarcophagi and Roman Art.
The fragments of this coffin (sarcophagus) were found in Rome at the beginning
of the twentieth century. More than one hundred pieces were reassembled ...
Sarcophagus and Lid; 19th Century Crouching Lion Supports; Unknown; Roman
Empire; 210 - 220; Marble; 83.AA.275; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, ...
Sep 18, 2012 ... A rare and beautifully carved Roman sarcophagus found overgrown by plants in
a back garden is set to sell for more than £50000.
Capitoline Museum Rome. Roman sarcophagus depicting a battle between
Romans and Germans. Sculpted in the second century. Compare the Germans
Oct 22, 2013 ... The Roman sarcophagus known as the Grand Ludovisi Sarcophagus,
discovered near the Porta Tiburtina in Rome. The front scene depicts ...