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Sarcophagus

Date:
14th century
Geography:
Made in Catalonia (?)
Culture:
Catalan or Italian
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 14 x 37 x 13 1/2 in. (35.6 x 94 x 34.3 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of George Blumenthal, 1935
Accession Number:
35.35.24
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 12
Inscription: (top line): MCCC 1
(other lines, partially illegible): RUE DMNE ANIM ORUM QESCAT IN PACE AMEN

Marking: Arms:
1. Per fess gold and vert; in nombril point a circular shield silver; over all a cross gules. Possibly the arms of the Cardinali family, Florence.
2. Gold, a growing three vert, fruited gold. Possibly the arms of the Crespi family, Venice.
George and Florence Blumenthal, Paris and New York (until 1935)
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