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Fragment of sarcophagus relief with the fall of Troy

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The fragment, the Trojan Horse within the walls, is part of the left front end, near the corner, of the lid of a large sarcophagus with scenes from the Trojan Wars, particularly the capture of the city. The bottom surface is finely finished; the top rear is roughly chiseled. Other edges are...

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By 1960: with Ars Antiqua AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Ars Antiqua auction 2, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, May 14, 1960, lot 60); by 1969: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, SW 1; purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd., January 8, 1969

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 140

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 242; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 112 (additional published references).


Height x depth: 28 x 19 cm (11 x 7 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, Dolomitic from the Greek island of Thasos


The Ancient World