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Sarcophagus (lid)

Sarcophagus (lid)

c. AD 100–125

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Greek marble

Overall: 210 cm (82 11/16 in.)

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1928.856.b


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From the Greek word for “flesh-eating,” sarcophagus is now used generically for “coffin.”


On this lid, four reclining women symbolize the seasons, arranged in right-to-left order: Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn, as indicated by their dress and the contents of their baskets.

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