Sarcophagus, lead, Lead, Roman

Sarcophagus, lead

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
late 2nd–mid-3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Lead
Dimensions:
R #: 86620: 17 3/8 × 69 × 1/4 in. (44.1 × 175.3 × 0.6 cm)
R #, 86621: 18 × 67 1/2 × 1/4 in. (45.7 × 171.5 × 0.6 cm)
R #, 86622: 19 1/8 × 15 × 1/4 in. (48.6 × 38.1 × 0.6 cm)
R #, 86623: 20 1/2 × 14 3/4 × 1/4 in. (52.1 × 37.5 × 0.6 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Lead
Credit Line:
Gift of George D. Pratt, 1931
Accession Number:
31.116a–f
Not on view
Sphinxes, dophins, and masks in fields between columns; floral patterns.
Alexander, Christine. 1932. "A Lead Sarcophagus from Syria." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 27(6): pp. 155–56, figs. 1–2.

McCann, Anna Marguerite. 1978. Roman Sarcophagi in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 25, pp. 142–48,, figs. 178–82, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Mercklin, Eugen von. "Untersuchungen zu den antiken Bleisarkophagen." Berytus, vol. 5: p. 29, pls. VI, VII.