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Items tagged "funerary monument": 6

Grand Ludovisi Sarcophagus

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The sarcophagus, found near the Port Tiburtina, depicts battles between Romans and barbarians. The relief panel is a common depiction of battle, and a sarcophagus like this was usually commissioned for a military commander, although the Grande Ludovisi Sarcophagus is much more detailed than most. The barbarians depicted are similar to other Roman…

Funerary Relief and Inscription for Regina

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This funerary inscription and accompanying relief were designed to commemorate a woman named Regina, the wife and freedwoman of a many named Barates from Palmyra. The image incorporates the visual symbols of traditional Roman femininity, including a distaff, spindle, and a wool basket. This item is currently a part of the British Museum's…

Septimia Stratonice Funerary Inscription and Relief

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This image shows a funerary inscription and relief carving from an Ostian tomb originally dedicated to the son of one Marcus Acilius. In exchange for some kind of service to Marcus Acilius, a female shoemaker, Septimia Stratonice, received a share in the tomb and monument. As in other depictions of female craftswomen, Septimia wears the more…

Ludovisi Battle Sarcophagus , or Grande Ludovisi Altemps

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One of the sarcophagi kept in the Ludovisi collection, depicts a Roman battle against a group of barbarians. Typical of the 2nd century AD many of the standard depictions of barbarians, such as curly hair or non-roman dress.

Mausoleum of Augustus

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The picture shows the Mausoleum of Augustus, which was built to commemorate Augustus, his family/dynasty, and pax Augusta. It served as a tomb for Augustus and his family. It was built between the Tiber river and via di Ripetta in order to maximize visibility.

Portonaccio Sarcophagus

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An ancient Roman sarcophagus comprised of marble, discovered in 1931, and currently located at the Palazzo Massimo. It contains three main relief panels on its sides, as well as a frieze on its lid (which displays events from the life of the military general interred in the sarcophagus, who likely fought under Emperor Marcus Aurelius). The scenes…