Sarcophagus of a child, carved in relief with scenes celebrating Bacchus, who appears in the centre of the front panel.
Roman child's sarcophagus by Unknown Artist, 300400
© British Museum
- Marble (Proconnesian)
- 90 x 28 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £10,000 ( Total: £50,000; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
- Executors of Lord Howard of Henderskelfe
The figure on the lid, a sleeping Paposilenus, is a Neo-Classical addition. Lid of the chest is 35.6 x 11.2 cm.
Bought in the eighteenth century for the Castle Howard collection.