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

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

New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Origin:
Gift of Joseph V. Noble, 1956.
Description:
Portrait of a soldier wearing a military cloak. The portrait, in a circular frame (tondo) or shield (clipeus); thus known as a “clipeus portrait.”
Credits:
© 2010. Photo, text: Roger B. Ulrich.

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