Front panel of sarcophagus with a myth of Aphrodite and Adonis
Parian marble. Late 2nd century CE.
75 × 217 × 9.5 cm.
Inv. No. 6734.
Mantua, Ducal Palace Photo by Ilya Shurygin

Front panel of sarcophagus with a myth of Aphrodite and Adonis.

Parian marble. Late 2nd century CE.
75 × 217 × 9.5 cm.
Inv. No. 6734.

Mantua, Ducal Palace
(Palazzo Ducale (reggia dei Gonzaga))

Origin:
Sabbioneta, collection of Vespasiano Gonzaga. Transfered to the Palazzo Ducale by Comune di Mantova in 1915.
Literature:
M. Koortbojian. Myth, Meaning and Memory on Roman Sarcophagi. Berkeley: University of California Press. 1995.
Credits:
2011. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
Info: museum information materials.
Keywords: sarcophagus sarkophag sarcofago marble Aphrodite Afrodite Venus Venere Adonis hunt for boar death of Adonis Inv No 6734
History of Ancient Rome