Sarcophagus with flying erotes holding a portrait medallion of the deceased
Marble. Ca. 190—200 CE. New York, the Metropolitan Museum of ArtInv. No. 56.145.Photo by Roger B. Ulrich

Sarcophagus with flying erotes holding a portrait medallion of the deceased.

Marble. Ca. 190—200 CE.
Inv. No. 56.145.

New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Gift of Joseph V. Noble, 1956.
The central portrait (a “clipeus” portrait, is held by two flying erotes (or “cupids”). Representations of the Earth (on left: Tellus, holding a cornucopia) and the Ocean (Oceanus) recline below. “Cupid and Psyche” pairs are visible at each end.

Dated by the Met to the Severan period, ca. 190-200 CE.

© 2010. Photo, text: Roger B. Ulrich.

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