“Achilles washing Hector’s corpse prior to its restoration to Priam” — 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)
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.
Keywords: sarcophagus sarkophag sarcofago relief myth mito Sarcophagus with representation of scenes from the Iliad Pianabella sarcophagus Achilles washing Hector’s corpse body prior to its restoration to Priam Achilles Hector Inv No SBAO 43504