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Section of a sarcophagus: Erotes playing with a Silenos mask

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The bottom molding and part of the interior surface behind are preserved. What remains of the sculptured surfaces is surprisingly fresh and natural. The broad strip of molding at the bottom indicates that this fragment comes from the lower front, near the center, of a sarcophagus showing...

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

Credit Line

Gift of Charles C. Perkins

Roman, Imperial Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 258.


16 x 26 cm (6 5/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Stone, marble from the Greek mainland (?)


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi