Front panel of sarcophagus with a myth of Aphrodite and Adonis. Aphrodite comes to wounded Adonis (detail)
Parian marble. Late 2nd century CE. Mantua, Ducal PalaceInv. No. 6734.Photo by Ilya Shurygin

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