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Palaeo-Christian Necropolis and Museum

The Lions’ Sarcophagus

The Lions’ Sarcophagus, located in the Early Christian Necropolis. 3rd century AD. White Luni-Carrara marble, 66 x 205 x 75 cm.

The Lions’ Sarcophagus, located in the Early Christian Necropolis. 3rd century AD. White Luni-Carrara marble, 66 x 205 x 75 cm.

This sarcophagus gets its name from the two lion figures, each devouring a deer and found at each end. The most important element, however, is the bust of the deceased on a plinth in front of a cloth or parapetasma. It shows an elderly woman dressed in a tunic and cloak.

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