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Ludovisi Battle Sarcophagus

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

Ludovisi Battle Sarcophagus

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

Portonaccio Sarcophagus

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A sarcophagus for an unnamed Roman General. Currently at the Museo Nazionale Romano.

Portonaccio Sarcophagus

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A sarcophagus for an unnamed Roman General. Currently at the Museo Nazionale Romano.

Barbarian Captives on the Portonaccio Sarcophagus

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Barbarian captives with their hands tied on the corners of the Portonaccio Sarcophagus

Close Up of Barbarian on Portonaccio Sarcophagus

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This is a zoomed in image of a section of the Portonaccio Sarcophagus. The Portonaccio sarcophagus dates to 2nd century Rome and it depicts a battle between the Romans and their enemies--the barbaric Gauls. The character in this image is dressed only in trousers and is very muscular. He is fighting back against the Romans, but is unable to take…

The Portonaccio Sarcophagus

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An elaborately decorated sarcophagus built sometime between 190 and 200 AD. It was designed for a general who served under Marcus Aurelias and depicts battle scenes from past campaigns against barbarians. With its high reliefs, intricate military details, and unfinished faces, the Portonaccio sarcophagus is quite distinctive despite being linked to…

Portonaccio Sarcophagus

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A highly detailed sarcophagus that depicts a battle between Romans and barbarians. Currently in the Museo Nazionale Romano (Palazzo Massimo).

The Portonaccio Sarcophagus

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The Portonaccio sarcophagus dates to 2nd century Rome and it depicts a battle between the Romans and their enemies--the barbaric Gauls. The sarcophagus was for a military general, but the face of the general remains unfinished. This leads us to believe that the sarcophagus was not made for a particular person and that the face would be carved in…

Portonaccio Sarcophagus

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Unfinished sarcophagus showing Romans fighting barbarians, now in Palazzo Massimo Museum in Rome.