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ECL-Bm.3:20-2012

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Object number

ECL-Bm.3:20-2012

Object type

Identification

Title

Porphyry sarcophagus

Title Type

assigned by cataloguer

Description

Content (description)

The sarcophagus has a deep trough, probably semi-circular in cross-section, supported on legs which end in lion-claw feet and which are decorated with lions' heads where they meet the side of the trough.

Content (object)

drawing

Dimensions

height (actual size): 245mm
width (actual size): 372mm

Inscription

Urna di Scipione Africano di bellissimo porfido in Palazzo Borghese

Inscription description

Written in red chalk on the back, a large R

Materials & techniques note

red chalk on paper

Production

Person

Date

c.1710-1730

History and association

Previous ownership

References

• della Pergola (14)
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