Late Roman Sarcophagus by Unknown Artist

A late Roman Sarcophagus carved from a single piece of marble, the ends rounded from back to front.

Details

Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
64 x 76 x 191 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,600 ( Total: £2,600)
Acquired in:
1957
Vendor:
K J Hewett

The front is decorated with the story of Jonah, flanked by pilasters, and on the end symbolic representations relating to Jonah.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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