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Title: Sarcophagus with the Triumph of Dionysis

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Subject: History
Author: Mario B
Date: December 27, 2014
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The sarcophagus was created late during the 2nd century around 190 AD. The medium is Thasian marble from the Cape Vathy quarry on the Greek island of Thassos. The dimensions of the sarcophagus are 47 1/2 X 92 1/2 X 40 X 35 13/16 inches. The damage incurred over time is minimal, requiring no restoration...

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The sculptures are, of course, missing limbs and there is slight structural cracking. The most significant damage is located on the lid. Inexact mounting with the base (disproportionate coinciding planes) created an uneven weight distribution causing cracking and missing pieces. On both the lid and the upper portion of the two sides there are two deep rectangular impressions, each about two inches by one inch, which once contained the metal used to attach the lid to the top of the coffin...

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