Exhibits the endurance of pagan themes and patrons and classical style.


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While the man’s head is carefully portrayed, his wife’s head has been left unfinished, suggesting that he predeceased her, and no one added her portrait after she died. It’s a very ideal portrayal of the human body and on the larger size.


Marble Sarcophagus Lid With Reclining Couple


Sarcophagus of the Spouses (or Sarcophagus with Reclining Couple ), from the Banditaccia necropolis, Cerveteri, Italy, c. 520 B.C.E.CC



The couple are shown as semidivine personifications of water and earth. The casket and the lid are decorated with bright paintwork, now partially disappeared, which adds to the elegance of the woman’s finery, and to the details of the fabrics and the hair. The piece represents the personification of earth and water, with the wife’s head left unfinished, suggesting that the husband likely predeceased her and that no one added her portrait after she died. It is made out of bronze and the color has faded to a greenish tint over time. Paintings, however, may have more than one vanishing point, with orthogonals leading the eye to several parts of the work. One of them has a baby sitting on it that is missing the top part of the body.

She wears a complex earring and he a bracelet of twisted strands.

Plus, the natural light, towering ceilings and expansive rooms all aid in bringing a magnificent time in history back to life. Objects shown in linear perspective achieve a 3-d in the 2-d world of the picture plane. For housed in these next rooms are some of the best examples of marble and stone carvings anywhere in the world. Landscapes that give the illusion of distance are in atmospheric or aerial perspective.


Sarcophagus Of The Spouses (Rome)


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He holds a shield in his left arm and probably had a spear in his right, as his grandiose presence commands over the long hall and the many fabulous works surrounding him. A bead-and-reel molding appears above, and simple pilasters frame the scenes on the corners.

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Obviously looks were very important in this culture, maybe a little more important than the soldiers safety. The weird part are these two animal things on both ends of the lid; one looks like a lizard the other looks kind of like a squirrel.

Source: www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/256163

Source: www.ipernity.com/doc/laurieannie/24444295
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Exhibits the endurance of pagan themes and patrons and classical style. Islam CFyYwaGFndXMgdlaCByZWNsaWpbmcgYcGxl While the man’s head is carefully portrayed, his wife’s head has been left unfinished, suggesting that he predeceased her, and no one added her portrait after she died. It's a very ideal portrayal of the human body...