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The Lion Sarcophagus

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3rd century AD

66 x 205 x 75 cm

Carved Luni-Carrara marble


A strigillated sarcophagus from the Early Christian Necropolis of Tarragona.

Made of marble, at each end it is decorated with a relief of a lion attacking a small gazelle. In the middle there is a bust of the deceased dressed in a tunic and a toga.

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