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Sarcophagus of Alexander

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Reproduction of Greek, 4th century B.C. sarcophagus from Sidon (the so-called "Alexander Sarcophagus"). The original is in the Istanbul Museum. For the other long side, see 00.501.

Provenance

1900: purchased by MFA from Joseph Lindon Smith for $ 3,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 00.501 and 00.502)

Credit Line

General Funds

Copyright

Courtesy of the Descendants of Joseph Lindon Smith.

Dimensions

Height x width: 20 7/8 x 106 9/16 in. (53 x 270.7 cm)

Accession Number

00.502

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas, plaster backed

Collections

The Ancient World

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Paintings