Nine Muses, Athena and Apollo. Detail: Calliope, Terpsichore, Urania, Clio.

Relief of the front wall of a sarcophagus.
Marble. 2nd cent. CE.
Inv. No. A 185.

Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

2012. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.

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History of Ancient Rome