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Sarcophagus fragment: resting geographical personification

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The fragment is broken on all edges, but the surface of the figure is fairly fresh, with a yellowish patina. The drill holes around the head and on the face are unusually prominent.. The young man wears a petasos or traveler's cap, like that of Hermes, and reclines with his right arm behind...

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Credit Line

Gift of Charles C. Perkins

Roman, Roman Imperial Period, middle or latter part of the 3rd century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 265.


14 x 13 cm (5 1/2 x 5 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Stone; Crystalline marble, probably from northwest Asia Minor


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi