Front panel of sarcophagus with a myth of Aphrodite and Adonis. Wounded Adonis (detail).

Parian marble. Late 2nd century CE.
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.
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Keywords: sarcophagus sarkophag sarcofago marble Aphrodite Venus Afrodite Venere Adonis hunt for boar death of Adonis wounded Adonis Inv No 6734
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