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

Parian marble. Late 2nd century CE.
Inv. No. 6734.

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

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