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.
Credits:
© 2012. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
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