Proconnesian marble relief from part of a lid-panel of a sarcophagus: youth escorting four horses drawing a cart with a tensa (chest for sacred objects). On the sides of the chest are images of Jupiter and of Castor and Pollux. The side and front of the tensa have been flattened to allow frontal portrayal of Jupiter and the Dioscuri. Despite the distorted perspective, the sculptor evidently intended to suggest a shrine, with fluted Doric columns without capitals framing the deities and a finial on the roof behind the pediment.

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Thing

Made Of
marble
Type of Thing
sarcophagus
Subject
cart/wagon, classical deity, equestrian
Techniques
relief

Place

Made In
Rome

Time

Acquired In
1805
Made
3rdC
Period/Culture
Roman

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