Nine Muses, Athena and Apollo.

Frontal view of a sarcophagus with lid.
White Thasos marble. Mid-2nd cent. CE.
Sarcophagus: L. 174.5 cm; H. 44 cm; B. 61 cm; wall thickness ca. 8 cm.
Lid: L. 177 cm; B. 61 cm; H., max 19 cm; H., frieze 18 cm.
Inv. No. SBAO 59954 and 59955.

Ostia, Archaeological Museum
(Museo archeologico ostiense)

Origin:
Entered the museum in 2008 from the Sopraintendenza ai Beni Archeologici di Ostia.
Literature:
Capolavori dell’archeologia. Recuperi, ritrovamenti, confronti. Catalogo della mostra (Roma, 21 maggio — 5 novembre 2013). A cura di M. G. Bernardini, M. Lolli Ghetti. Gangemi Editore. P. 362—365.
Paola Germoni. Il sarcofago delle Muse. Dal Sepolcro al Museo. Gangemi Editore. P. 84—90.
Credits:
© 2015. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
Data: museum annotation.
Keywords: white Greek Thasos marble sarcophagus sarkophag sarcofago of the Muses 9 nine muses muse muses musen musa Apollo Phoebus Musagetes Musegetes Athena Athene Minerva Polyhymnia Polymnia Polimnia Euterpe Thalia Melpomene Erato Calliope Terpsichore Urania Clio bird owl snake serpent club musical instrument instruments cithara kithara cither cithern lyre music musician singing female clothes clothing garments apoptygma tragic mask theatre theater theatrical waxed tablet small plank globe wreath scroll plectrum pick parapetasma sash waistband acroterion Corinthian helmet headpiece tunic peplos diadema diademe parapetasma philisopher Isola Sacra Inv No SBAO 59954 59955
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