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Season sarcophagus

The body, the part preserved, has suffered minor damages and considerable weathering, both in antiquity and in the period since rediscovery. A hole has been bored through the lower front center, turning the chest into a fountain basin; the lower areas of the body are badly cracked, doubtless as...

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Provenance

By date unknown: A. Dexter Collection; gift of A. Dexter to MFA, 1892

Credit Line

Gift of A. Dexter

Roman, Imperial Period, about second half of the 3rd century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 247; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 113 (additional published references).

Accession Number

92.2583

Medium or Technique

Marble, crystalline, from the Greek islands or western Asia Minor)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture