Scenes of the myth of Medea. Frieze of a sarcophagus’ lid.

White fine-grain marble. 2nd cent. CE.
31 × 193 cm.
Inv. No. MV 1242.

Rome, Vatican Museums, Chiaramonti Museum, III. 19
(Musei Vaticani, Museo Chiaramonti, III. 19)

Origin:
Is known since mid-16th cent. In the beginning of the 17th cent. it was installed into the wall of the court of palazzo Lancelotti. Was transferred from the palazzo to the Vatican Museums in 1766. In 1807 it was installed into the wall of the Gallery of the Vases (Candelabri). In 1833 it was transferred to the Vatican Gardens. In the beginning of the 20 cent. it was installed into the wall of the Chiaramonti Gallery.
Literature:
Marcello Barbanera, Agneta Freccero, Anna Anguissola. Collezione di antichità di Palazzo Lancellotti ai Coronari. P. 275.
Credits:
© 2013. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
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Keywords: marble sarcophagus lid frieze marmo relief myth of Medea Glauce Creon filicide infanticide dextrarum iunctio junctio dexiosis Juno Pronuba Inv No MV 1242
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