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Source Image: PR221_01_13 of Niobids Sarcophagus of Vatican Museums: Sarcophagi

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Description

Sarcophagus depicting the massacre of the Niobids in the collection of the Vatican Museums.

Monument
Vatican Museums: Sarcophagi 
Monument Part
Niobids Sarcophagus 
Monument Type
Sarcophagus 
Material(s)
Marble  
Date
circa ad 175 - circa ad 250 
Keywords
Mythic CharacterNiobidGeneral View  
Collections
Vatican Museums, Rome  

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The very deep carving on this relief is typical of late 2nd and early 3rd century Metropolitan sarcophagi and was usually achieved with the drill.

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