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Sarcophagus fragment: walking Dionysiac figure

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The fragment has been broken irregularly on all its edges; it has also been sliced diagonally across the back, most of which is still bedded in Renaissance (?) wall plaster. An attractive yellow incrusted surface still remains. The figure appears to be a satyr possibly walking (or even...

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By date unknown: Charles C. Perkins Collection; gift of Charles C. Perkins to MFA, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Charles C. Perkins

Roman, Roman Imperial,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 257.


20 x 11 cm (7 7/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Dolomitic marble from the Greek Island of Thasos


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi