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Marble front of a child's columnar sarcophagus with the Seasons

Period:
Late Imperial, Tetrarchic
Date:
A.D. 290–300
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble, Proconnesian
Dimensions:
H. 16 3/4 in. (42.6 cm) length 45 1/2 in. (115.6 cm) depth 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
18.145.51
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
Front of child's sarcophagus with columns and tomb portals depicting the Four Seasons.
M.E.P. 1924. "Miscellaneous Greek and Roman Sculptures." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 19(10): p. 243.

Alexander, Christine. 1930–1931. "Unpublished Fragments of Roman Sarcophagi in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." Metropolitan Museum Studies, 3: pp. 44-45, fig. 15.

McCann, Anna Marguerite. 1978. Roman Sarcophagi in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 23, pp. 21, 43, 133, fig. 170, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Weitzmann, Kurt. 1979. Age of Spirituality: Late Antique and Early Christian Art, Third to Seventh Century no. 159, pp. 180-81, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1990. Herakles-Kenchrias, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 5. Kairoi/Tempora anni, no. 143, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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