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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.

The Grand Ludovisi Sarcophagus

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Founded [found] in 1621, The Grand Ludovisi Sarcophagus portrays a battle that took place between the Romans and barbarians. In the front of the sarcophagus, one can see the multiple facets of perspective within the battles that took place. At the top one sees the victorious Romans, in the middle Romans are fighting barbarians, while at the bottom…

The Portonaccio Sarcophagus

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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…

Ludovisi Battle Sarcophagus

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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.

The Portonaccio Sarcophagus

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Ancient Roman sarcophagus found in the Portonaccio quarter of Rome in 1931 and now held at the Museo Nazionale Romano. The face of the general is unfinished, possibly because the sarcophagus did not belong to anybody yet.

Portonaccio Sarcophagus

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The Portonaccio Sarcophagus features a Roman battle scene and is noteworthy for its characteristic depiction of barbarians. Due to an inscription on the lid of the work, the sarcophagus can be dated to 180 C.E. and is known to have been created for Aulus Iulius Pompilius, an official of Marcus Aurelias. As such, the featured battle scene likely…