Sarcophagus with a bust of the deceased in a shell and a scene of marine thiasos.

Marble. 3rd century CE.

Verona, Museum-Lapidarium of Maffei
(Museo lapidario maffeiano)

Origin:
From Rome.
Description:
Sarcophagus front: two eros figures hold up a tablet; below, in a shell bust of the deceased; at sides a marine thiasos (procession) with Nereids, Tritones and eros figures.

Cf. with a sarcophagus from the roman church San Crisogono.

Credits:
2011. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
Info: museum annotation.
THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART
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HISTORY OF ANCIENT ROME