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account of a Roman sarcophagus discovered at Lower Clapton, Middlesex. by Thomas D. E. Gunston

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A sarcophagus (meaning “flesh-eater” in Greek) is a coffin for inhumation burials, widely used throughout the Roman empire starting in the second century A.D. The most luxurious were of marble, but they were also made of other stones, lead (), and wood. sarcophagus genre Summary The marble sarcophagus emerged as a vital aspect of Roman sculptural production, when, at some point in the later first century CE, cremation gradually began to be supplanted by inhumation as the dominant funerary form. Roman Sarcophagi in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Anna Marguerite McCann, Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art, - Art - pages. Roman sarcophagi have fascinated posterity since the Middle Ages, largely because of their mythological reliefs. Living with Myths provides a comprehensive introduction to this important genre, exploring such subjects as the role of the mythological images in everyday life of the time, the messages they convey about the Romans' view of themselves, and the reception of the sarcophagi in later Reviews: 1.

The chapter opens by defining ‘Roman’ and ‘children’ (in Roman sarcophagus terms) and problems inherent in both. The discussion starts with a brief description and outline of Roman burial practices involving sarcophagus burials, including how the city of Rome may have differed from e.g. northern Italy in terms of children and sarcophagi. The sarcophagus appeared on the art market in London in and entered the Museum's collection in Remarkable for the refinement of its sculptural dec-oration, the sarcophagus shows numerous figures, ani-mals, and landscape elements carved in high relief, examples of the daring and sophistication of the Severan style in Roman sculpture. In the sarcophagus of Junius Bassus, a pagan who converted to Christianity, the sculptors illustrated traditional values of the Greco-Roman world. This may account for those rare instances for freestanding Early Christian sculptures. THIS SET IS OFTEN IN FOLDERS WITH Ch. 17 study guide. 3 terms. Like portrait sculpture, the popularity of carved marble sarcophagi for burials in the Roman Empire reflected religious beliefs. Under the empire, the dead were buried in elaborate coffins of lead, marble, or limestone. The production of richly carved sarcophagi ornamented with mythological scenes, portraits, and decorative motifs related to the cult of the dead formed an important sculptural.

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