Sarcophagus of the Muses.

Marble. Rome. First half of the 2nd cent. CE.
H. 0.92 m; L. 2.06 m; W. 0.68 m.
Inv. No. MR 880 (Ma 475).

Paris, Louvre Museum

Origin:
Rome, via Ostiense, vigna Monciatti. At first in the Albani collection, then in Musei Capitolini. Has been confiscated under Napoleon and in 1815 was left in the Louvre on exchange for A. Canova’s colossal statue of Napoleon.
Credits:
© 2013. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
Info: museum annotation.
Keywords: marble sarcophagus sarkophag sarcofago of the Muses 9 nine muses muse muses musen musa Polyhymnia Polymnia Polimnia Euterpe Thalia Melpomene Erato Calliope Terpsichore Urania Clio musical instrument instruments cithara kithara cither cithern lyre music musician singing female clothes clothing garments tragic comic mask theatre theatrical scroll plectrum pick parapetasma buskin cothurnus kothornoi from the Albani collection Inv No MR 880 Ma 475
History of Ancient Rome