Sarcophagus with scenes of the myth of Protesilaus and Laodamia
Marble. Late 2nd century CE.
Dimentions of the sarcophagus: L 1.76 m, B 0.54 m, H 0.43 m. (according to G. Oliverio, 1910).
Naples, Santa Chiara ChurchPhoto by Ilya Shurygin

Sarcophagus with scenes of the myth of Protesilaus and Laodamia.

Marble. Late 2nd century CE.
Dimentions of the sarcophagus: L 1.76 m, B 0.54 m, H 0.43 m. (according to G. Oliverio, 1910).

Naples, Santa Chiara Church

Literature:
The Antiquities of Italy. Being the Travels of the Learned and Reverend Bernard de Montfaucon from Paris through Italy, in the Years 1698. and 1699. London. P. 225-226.

F. T. Welker. Protesilao e Laodamia. Annali dell’Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica. Roma, anno 1842. Volume unico. P. 32-37.

Giulio Minervini. Sarcofago con Protesilao e Laodamia in Napoli. Bullettino Archeologico Napoletano. N. XXII, 1844. P. 39-40; N. XXIII, 1844. P. 45-48; N. XLIII, 1845.

Oliverio G., Il sarcofago di Protesilao e Laodamia della chiesa di S. Chiara in Napoli (Cappella Sanfelice Bagnoli), in A. V. Sumbolae Litterariae in honorem Iulii de Petra, Napoli 1911. P. 303-319.

James Reeson. Ovid Heroides 11, 13 and 14: A Commentary (Mnemosyne, Bibliotheca Classica Batava Supplementum) BRILL, 2001 P. 114-116.

Life, Death and Representation: Some New Work on Roman Sarcophagi. Jaś Elsner,Janet Huskinson (eds.) De Gruter, 2010. P. 197-199.
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