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Lion sarcophagus

  • 'Lion sarcophagus'. Archive of the Tarragona National Archaeological Museum © MNAT - Museu Nacional Arqueològic de Tarragona

    'Lion sarcophagus'. Archive of the Tarragona National Archaeological Museum © MNAT - Museu Nacional Arqueològic de Tarragona

     
  

Category

Rites, worship and beliefs

Date

3rd century A.D.

Cultural background

Roman

Original title

Sarcófago de los leones
Tarragona National Archaeological Museum
Tarragona
Tarragona, Catalonia
Tarragona

Sarcophagus decorated with S-shaped ridges from the paleo-Christian necropolis in Tarragona.

Made of marble, at each end it has a relief depicting lions attacking small gazelles. The central figure is a bust of the deceased, dressed in a tunic and toga.

Details of the work

Object
Sarcophagus

Dimensions
66 x 205 x 75 cm

Technique
Carving

Material
Marble

  

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