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Upper right corner of a marble sarcophagus: head of an African (known as an Ethiopian) and a maenad

Period:
Mid-Imperial, Severan
Date:
1st quarter of the 3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble-Phrygian
Dimensions:
7 x 9 3/4 x 7 1/2in. (17.8 x 24.8 x 19.1cm) Other (depth of relief): 3 1/2in. (8.9cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1928
Accession Number:
28.57.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
Heads of youths.
Alexander, Christine. 1930–1931. "Unpublished Fragments of Roman Sarcophagi in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." Metropolitan Museum Studies, 3: pp. 43-44, fig. 10.

McCann, Anna Marguerite. 1978. Roman Sarcophagi in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 15, pp. 22, 86-91, figs. 96-98, 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. 1981. Aara-Aphlad, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 1. Aithiopes, no. 42, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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