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Ulysses and the Sirens sarcophagus

ref. : en.833.2013 | 23 August 2013 | by Francis Leveque
sarcophage | IIe - IIIe century AD
Rome, Latium ( Italie )
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Detail of a sarcophagus that held the remains of a seventeen-year-old boy: the equestrian M. Aurelius Romanus. The scene shows Ulysses (Odysseus) tied to a mast as his sailors row past the Sirens. Ulysses is shown with a beard and is wearing his characteristic pointed cap. The prow of the ship is on the right. The ship itself has more of the appearance of a second century Roman transport ship.

Material: marble

Date: ca. A.D. 200.