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Ludovisi Battle Sarcophagus

A sarcophagus commissioned for a high ranking military official, decorated with a scene of war.

Ludovisi Sarcophagus

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A finished sarcophagus, possibly imperial due to its size, and showing Romans fighting barbarians with the entombed depicted in the centre, who was an unknown Roman general. Such a sarcophagus was likely a standard format with general Roman soldiers and general barbarians of no particular identity, save for the central figure. Now in the Palazzo…

Ludovisi Battle Sarcophagus

Ancient Roman sarcophagus from a tomb near the Porta Tiburtina. Discovered in 1621 and named after its first modern owner, Ludovico Ludovisi, the sarcophagus is now displayed at the Palazzo Altemps in Rome, part of the National Museum of Rome. The general depicted has an X on his forehead, a symbol of a follower of the cult of Mithras.