Roman Sarcophagi Tombs Photos

Richer Romans could opt for burial sarcophagi carved with scenes on four sides and even the cover.

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Marble frieze of Roman legionnaires at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.Roman sarcophagus with Apollo & Artemis killing 14 children of Niobe at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.Roman sarcophagus with Labors of Hercules carving at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Roman sarcophagus with Rape of Persephone carving at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.
Marble frieze of Roman legionnaires (1stC CE) at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.Roman sarcophagus with Apollo & Artemis killing 14 children of Niobe (c150 CE) at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.Roman sarcophagus with Labors of Hercules carving (150-160) at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Roman sarcophagus with Rape of Persephone carving (160-180) at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.
Roman marble garland sarcophagus at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Roman marble garland sarcophagus with carved detail of Romans with horses at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Roman marble garland sarcophagus with carved detail of Romans with dogs at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Roman marble sarcophagus showing battle between soldiers & amazons at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Roman marble garland sarcophagus (c130-150 CE) at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Roman marble garland sarcophagus with carved detail of Romans with horses (c130-150 CE) at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Roman marble garland sarcophagus with carved detail of Romans with dogs (c130-150 CE) at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Roman marble sarcophagus showing battle between soldiers & amazons (140-170) at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Detail of Roman marble sarcophagus showing battle between soldiers & amazons at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Roman marble sarcophagus with Achilles dragging Hector's Body from Attica at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Roman sarcophagus with Calydonian Hunting Scene carving at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Gallery of Roman art at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.
Detail of Roman marble sarcophagus showing battle between soldiers & amazons (140-170) at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Roman marble sarcophagus with Achilles dragging Hector's Body (180-220 CE) from Attica at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Roman sarcophagus with Calydonian Hunting Scene carving (200-230) at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Gallery of Roman art at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.
Roman marble sarcophagus from Dokimeion, now Afyon, Turkey at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Detail of lion on Roman marble sarcophagus from Dokimeion, now Afyon, Turkey at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Roman sarcophagus of married couple at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.Roman lion hunting carved stone sarcophagus at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.
Roman marble sarcophagus (2nd C CE) from Dokimeion, now Afyon, Turkey at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Detail of lion on Roman marble sarcophagus (2nd C CE) from Dokimeion, now Afyon, Turkey at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Roman sarcophagus of married couple (c240 CE) at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.Roman lion hunting carved stone sarcophagus (270-290) at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.
Carved hunting scene on Roman-era marble sarcophagus at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.Detail of wild boar on carved hunting scene on Roman-era marble sarcophagus at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.Detail of dear on carved hunting scene on Roman-era marble sarcophagus at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.Detail of hunting with nets on carved hunting scene on Roman-era marble sarcophagus at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.
Carved hunting scene on Roman-era marble sarcophagus (3rdC) at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.Detail of wild boar on carved hunting scene on Roman-era marble sarcophagus (3rdC) at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.Detail of dear on carved hunting scene on Roman-era marble sarcophagus (3rdC) at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.Detail of hunting with nets on carved hunting scene on Roman-era marble sarcophagus (3rdC) at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.
Carved story of Phèdre & Hippolyte on Roman-era marble sarcophagus at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.Roman sarcophagus with Phaedra & Hippolytus carving at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Roman marble sarcophagus & funerary reliefs under German painting with Roman theme at Harvard Art Museums. Cambridge, MA.Roman marble sarcophagus & funerary reliefs at Harvard Art Museums. Cambridge, MA.
Carved story of Phèdre & Hippolyte on Roman-era marble sarcophagus (mid 3rdC) at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.Roman sarcophagus with Phaedra & Hippolytus carving (3rd C) at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Roman marble sarcophagus & funerary reliefs under German painting with Roman theme at Harvard Art Museums. Cambridge, MA.Roman marble sarcophagus & funerary reliefs (2nd C) at Harvard Art Museums. Cambridge, MA.
Roman marble season sarcophagus at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Triumph of Bacchus marble sarcophagus at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.Lion detail of Triumph of Bacchus marble sarcophagus at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.Bacchus detail of Triumph of Bacchus marble sarcophagus at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.
Roman marble season sarcophagus (260-80) at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Triumph of Bacchus marble sarcophagus (3rdC) at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.Lion detail of Triumph of Bacchus marble sarcophagus (3rdC) at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.Bacchus detail of Triumph of Bacchus marble sarcophagus (3rdC) at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.
Roman marble sarcophagus corner with comedic theater face at Musée de la Romanité. Nimes, France.Roman sarcophagus of triumph of Dionysus from Proconnesus at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Carved Old & New Testament scenes on marble sarcophagus at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.Carved Christ giving scroll of laws to St. Peter surrounded by other Apostles on marble sarcophagus at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.
Roman marble sarcophagus corner with comedic theater face (2nd-3rd C) at Musée de la Romanité. Nimes, France.Roman sarcophagus of triumph of Dionysus (215-225 CE) from Proconnesus at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Carved Old & New Testament scenes on marble sarcophagus (mid 4thC) at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.Carved Christ giving scroll of laws to St. Peter surrounded by other Apostles on marble sarcophagus (end 4thC) at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.
Carved Christ & Apostles on s-shaped strigil pattern on marble sarcophagus at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.Carved Nativity & other biblical scenes on s-shaped strigil pattern on marble sarcophagus at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.Carved Christ & Apostles on marble sarcophagus for Bishop Concordius at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.Carved Griffin on marble sarcophagus at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.
Carved Christ & Apostles on s-shaped strigil pattern on marble sarcophagus (end 4thC) at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.Carved Nativity & other biblical scenes on s-shaped strigil pattern on marble sarcophagus (end 4thC) at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.Carved Christ & Apostles on marble sarcophagus for Bishop Concordius (380-90) at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.Carved Griffin on marble sarcophagus at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.
Carrara marble sarcophagus carved with abduction of Proserpina , Rome, in which Charlemagne was originally buried, at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.


Carrara marble sarcophagus carved with abduction of Proserpina (1st quarter 3rdC), Rome, in which Charlemagne was originally buried, at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.



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