Front of columnar sarcophagus showing the Labours of Heracles and scenes of hunt. Frieze of a sarcophagus lid showing Amazons at the Trojan War. Acroteria
Front wall: asiatic marble. 160 CE.
100 × 240 cm.
Inv. No. LXXIX / 79.
Lid: Italian marble. 2nd cent. CE.
19 × 201 cm.
Inv. No. LXXX / 80.
Acroteria: asiatic marble.
Rome, Museum and Gallery of Villa Borghese, Room II Photo by Ilya Shurygin

Front of columnar sarcophagus showing the Labours of Heracles and scenes of hunt. Frieze of a sarcophagus lid showing Amazons at the Trojan War. Acroteria.

Front wall: asiatic marble. 160 CE.
100 × 240 cm.
Inv. No. LXXIX / 79.
Lid: Italian marble. 2nd cent. CE.
19 × 201 cm.
Inv. No. LXXX / 80.
Acroteria: asiatic marble.

Rome, Museum and Gallery of Villa Borghese, Room II
(Museo e Galleria di Villa Borghese, Sala II)

Description:
The composition mounted on the wall consists of four parts of different origin: a front panel of an Asiatic sarcophagus, a lid friese of a Roman sarcophagus and two acroteria. The opposite wall of the Hall II carries a similar composition with a modern imitation of a long slab of a sarcophagus (inv. VC).
Literature:
P. Moreno, Ch. Stefani. The Borghese Gallery. Touring Club, Milan. 2015. P. 84—85.
Credits:
© 2017. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.

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