Fragment of sarcophagus bowl, 3rd century, Italy, Marble. The fragment depicts a bust of the deceased turned to the left, his left arm resting on the armrest of his seat. Behind the bust, a drapery (parapetasma). Judging by the position of the arms, he had to hold in his hands the rotulus (roll of papyrus) unrolled, usual on these effigies of scholars.
From the Museum of Art History, Musée du Cinquantenaire, in Brussels, Belgium. Made with CapturingReaIity.
- KMKGAccessed 12 Jul 2019.
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Marchal, G. (2019, July 17). Roman Sarcophagus Fragment. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image3d/455/roman-sarcophagus-fragment/
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