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Pashley Sarcophagus: GR.1.1835

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Titles

Pashley Sarcophagus

Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Sarcophagus, with relief showing triumphal return of Dionysos

Measurements and weight

Height: 0.697 m
Length: 2.22 m
Weight: 1.4 tonne
Width: 0.67 m

Relative size of this object

2.2 m69.7 cm1 mm What does this represent?

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Find spot

  • Arvi Crete Greek Islands

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1835) by Malcolm, Pulteney, Sir, GCB

Dating

Middle Roman
101 CE - 200 200 CE

Note

Carved

Components of the work

Lid: Height 0.175 m Length 2.22 m Width 0.67 m
Base: Height 0.495 m Length 2.15 m Width 0.62 m

Materials used in production

Geologist and forensic science expert Trevor Emmett (Anglia Ruskin University) opinedt that on purely visual examination there was nothing to suggest that the marble of the box was anything other than Luna / Carrara. He pointed out that the lid is slightly different in appearance from the box with more grey streaks and flecks. (30/11/2010) Marble (Luna)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: GR.1.1835
Primary reference Number: 65460
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 9 March 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Sarcophagus" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/65460 Accessed: 2021-10-25 10:41:45

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