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The Portonaccio Sarcophagus

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Title

The Portonaccio Sarcophagus

Subject

Depictions of Barbarians

Description

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 after the tomb became somebody's.

Source

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sarcofago_dio_portonaccio,_03.JPG

Date

190-200 AD

Contributor

Evie Mauzé

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Terrocatta

Type

Sarcophagus

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