Lenos shaped sarcophagus with Dionysus on a panther, also known as “Badminton sarcophagus.”

White marble. 260—270 CE.
86.4 × 215.9 × 92.1 cm.
Inv. No. 55.11.5.

New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Origin:
Probably found in Rome. Purchased by the Third Duke of Beaufort from Cardinal Giulio Alberoni in Rome. Set up at 1727 in Badminton house, Gloucestershire, the seat of Duke of Beaufort. Purchased by Joseph Pulitzer Bequest Fund, 1955.
Literature:
1. C. Alexander. A Roman Sarcophagus from Badminton House. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 1955, 14 (2): pp. 39-47.
2. E. Bartman. Carving the Badminton Sarcophagus. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 1993, 28: pp. 57-75.
Credits:
© 2013. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
Data: museum annotation and site.
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