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Items tagged "funerary monument": 6

Grand Ludovisi Sarcophagus

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

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

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

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

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…