“Achilles dragging Hector’s corpse round the Patroclus’ tomb” — scene from the lid of the sarcophagus with representation of scenes from the Iliad
Greek marble. 160 CE.
Inv. No. SBAO 43504.
Ostia, Archaeological Museum Photo by Ilya Shurygin

“Achilles dragging Hector’s corpse round the Patroclus’ tomb” — scene from the lid of the sarcophagus with representation of scenes from the Iliad.

Greek marble. 160 CE.
Inv. No. SBAO 43504.

Ostia, Archaeological Museum
(Museo archeologico ostiense)

Origin:
Necropolis of Pianabella, 1976. The fragments of the sarcophagus were acquired in 1982 by the Antikenmuseum in Berlin from illegal archeologists, as “a part of a private collection”. After excavations in 1988—1991, when the rest part of the sarcophagus was discovered in situ, all the parts were reunited and under mutual agreement are displayed in Ostia.
Credits:
© 2015. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
Info: museum annotation.
Keywords: sarcophagus sarkophag sarcofago relief myth mito Sarcophagus with representation of scenes from the Iliad Pianabella sarcophagus Achilles dragging Hector’s corpse round the Patroclus tomb Achilles Hector Patroclus Automedon Inv No SBAO 43504
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