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.
Ostia, Archaeological MuseumInv. Nos. SBAO 59954 / 59955.Photo by Ilya Shurygin

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. Nos. SBAO 59954 / 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.
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