Front wall of sarcophagus with clipeus portrait (imago clipeata) of the deceased boy.

Luni (Carrara) marble. 3rd century CE.

Rome, National Museum of Palazzo Venezia

Origin:
From Mattei collection. Since 1933 in Palazzo Venezia.
Description:
Portrait of a deceased boy in round frame (imago clipeata) is held by two winged goddesses of victory (Victoria or Nike). The figures under the portrait are of Zeus as eagle and Ganymede. Two putti at each side (one of the left two is lost) symbolize four seasons of the year. In the lower left corner  a reclining figure of Oceanus. Opposite corner is absent.
Credits:
2010. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
Text: museum annotation.
2011. Details: Ilya Shurygin.
RUSSIAN

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