This Roman sarcophagus in the gardens of the National Museum illustrates the working methods of Roman artisans as the decoration is roughly blocked out but crucially left unfinished so that the purchaser could dictate exactly how they wanted the object to be completed.
Date of Visit
28th August 2010
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Emma Loosley, “Roman Sarcophagus,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed October 28, 2021, https://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/695.