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. 8485.
Credits:
2017. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.

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Keywords: marble relief sarcophagus lid sarkophag sarcofago relief marble labours of Heracle Heracles Ercole scenes of hunt hunting Amazons at the Trojan War sarcofago con le fatiche di Ercole caccia Inv No LXXIX Inv No LXXX Inv No 79 Inv No 80
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