Sarcophagus with scenes from the myth of Meleager (front panel)
Marble.
Roman work ca. 180 CE.
L. 205 cm, H. 74 cm, D. 94 cm.
Paris, Louvre MuseumInv. No. Ma 539.Photo by Ilya Shurygin

Sarcophagus with scenes from the myth of Meleager (front panel).

Marble.
Roman work ca. 180 CE.
L. 205 cm, H. 74 cm, D. 94 cm.
Inv. No. Ma 539.

Paris, Louvre Museum

Origin:
From the Borghese collection. Known since 15th century. Since 1807 in the Louvre. The central scene was used by Giuliano da Sangallo as a model for the right relief of the tomb of Francesco Sassetti in the Sassetti Chapel of S. Trinita (Florence). This composition was also used by Andrea del Verocchio in a tomb relief “Death of Francesca Tornabuoni” (now in Bargello, Florence).
Description:
See also a sarcophagus relief in Ostia
Credits:
© 2013. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
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