Sarcophagus with clipeus portrait (imago clipeata) of the deceased
White marble. Second half of the 3rd century CE. Rome, Roman National Museum, Baths of DiocletianPhoto by Ilya Shurygin

Sarcophagus with clipeus portrait (imago clipeata) of the deceased.

White marble. Second half of the 3rd century CE.

Rome, Roman National Museum, Baths of Diocletian
(Museo nazionale romano, Terme di Diocleziano)

Rome, via Casilina, Torraccia area, 1946.
In the center two winged genii hold imago clipeata of the deceased. Reclining figures under the portrait are of Oceanus (left) and Tellus (right). On the sides are Achilles with his tutor centaur Chiron.
© 2011. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
Text: museum inscription to the sculpture.
Text of inscription: Ilya Shurygin

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