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Roman Sarcophagus

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Ethan Seale

on 4 April 2013

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Roman Sarcophagus Location: Museum of Fine Art While most coffins and/or caskets
look ordinary, ancient coffins, called
sarcophagi, are more extraordinary,
culturally creative, and holds more history
than their current counterparts. Thesis The Roman tomb shares
similar characteristics to
other ancient cultures like
the Egyptians. The sarcophagus
holds the body of an important
leader that has died in battle. Why did ancient artists create
these magnificent tombs?

What are the designs suppose
mean to those that see them, both
history and religiously? Questions Some will tell of famous battle, others
of famous warriors, and many tell of how
the decease enters into the afterlife.
Most of these Roman coffins
each has a story to tell. Roman Sarcophagus
of a battle Roman
Sarcophagus Depicting a Battle between Soldiers and Amazons (Warrior Women)
140-170 AD
40 ½ x 91 ½ x 50 ½ inches Roman sarcophagus, Italy, mid 2nd century CE - Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Asiatic garland sarcophagus, Mid-Imperial, Severan period, 200–225 a.d., Roman. Roman sarcophagus of the 3d century AD. Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos in Cordoba, Spain Sarcophagi of Tamoutnefret,singer of Amun. 3rd intermediate period,21st dynasty,ca.1000 BCE Painted wood,stucco, 192 cm and smaller. 88 E 3149.
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