The Christ monogram. Central fragment of the frontal side of a strigillated sarcophagus.

End of the 4th cent. CE.
Inv. No. 31550 (ex 188).

Rome, Vatican Museums, Pio-Christian Museum
(Musei Vaticani, Museo Pio Cristiano)

Origin:
Unknown; later Christian Museum of Benedict XIV.
Description:
So called “Constantinian” monogram from the Greek initials of Christ’s name ΧΡ (chi-rho), within a wreath and floral decoration.
Credits:
THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART
Keywords: marble christian sarcophagus sarkophag sarcofago strigilato strigillato Constantinian Christ monogram Christogram Cristogramma Christusmonogramm chi rho alfa alpha omega wreath flowers floral decoration basket Inv No 31550 ex 188
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