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Source Image: PR222_01_11 of Selene and Endymion sarcophagus (2) of Capitoline Museums: Sarcophagi

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Description

Detail of sarcophagus depicting Selene and Endymion.

Monument
Capitoline Museums: Sarcophagi 
Monument Part
Selene and Endymion sarcophagus (2) 
Monument Type
Sarcophagus 
Material(s)
Undefined white marble (Visual identification)  
Date
post ad 150 - pre ad 250 
Keywords
HorseRelief Sarcophagus  
Collections
Capitoline Museums, Rome  

Location

Current Location
Capitoline Museums 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
The skin of the horse and the background has been smoothed with a rasp.

Notes

This image shows part of this sarcophagus during restoration, when the surface was being cleaned. The uncleaned section is marked by the red box. The style of carving on this sarcophagus is unusual and might indicate that it is actually a product of the Renaissance or later.

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