Sarcophagus of a child.

Marble. Mid-3rd cent. CE.
Inv. No. 1304.

Rome, Vatican Museums, Chiaramonti Museum, VII. 21
(Musei Vaticani, Museo Chiaramonti)

Origin:
Found in 1822 on the Appian Way in Ammendola vineyard.
Description:
Some children are shown playing with a walnut, trying to hit a pyramid built of other walnuts.
Credits:
2013. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
Data and description: museum annotation.

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THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART
Keywords: marble sarcophagus sarkophag sarcofago of a child playing children games walnut walnuts game Morra micare digitis fight the fighting children boy little girl girlie nursery clothes garments outerwear footwear footgear tunic via Appia Inv No 1304
HISTORY OF ANCIENT ROME