Sarcophagus with scenes of myth of Phaedra and Hippolytus. Right side panel: Phaedra, the wife of Theseus and stepmother of Hippolitus hands over a declaration of love for her stepson to her wet mother.

Marble. Late 2nd cent. CE.
Inv. No. A 432.

Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

Credits:
2014. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
Info: museum annotation.

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THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART
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HISTORY OF ANCIENT ROME