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Source Image: PR222_01_01 of Selene and Endymion sarcophagus (1) of Capitoline Museums: Sarcophagi

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Description

Detail of a sarcophagus depicting the myth of Selene and Endymion.

Monument
Capitoline Museums: Sarcophagi 
Monument Part
Selene and Endymion sarcophagus (1) 
Monument Type
Sarcophagus 
Material(s)
Undefined white marble (Visual identification)  
Date
ad 175 - ad 250 
Keywords
Mythic CharacterSeleneEndymion  
Collections
Capitoline Museums, Rome  

Location

Original Location
Rome 
Current Location
Capitoline Museums 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Polishing
Tool
Wax
Description
This sarcophagus is heavily polished but the brown colouring on the marble might indicate that this is a wax polish applied later, probably in the Renaissance or later. This was a common technique intended to make ancient carvings more smooth and shiny.

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