From the myth to the miracle

The section, inaugurated in December 2017, is dedicated to the exhibition of some Roman sarcophagi, until now largely preserved in the museum's storerooms.

The route presents precious artefacts decorated with figures referring to the world of myth: these were often used to describe the different qualities of the deceased, or more generally to allude to the happiness of the afterlife through the evocation of a serene and happy world.

The sector ends with Christian sarcophagi, in which new figurative repertories were introduced, centred on the doctrines preached by Christ and the apostles.

Sarcofago con clipeo sorretto da eroti alati
Funerary monument and ornaments
Fine del III secolo d.C.
Sarcofago con Vittorie alate
Funerary monument and ornaments
Ultimo quarto del II secolo d.C.
Sarcofago con Apollo e Marsia
Funerary monument and ornaments
Metà del II secolo d.C.
Sarcofago con scene del Vecchio e Nuovo Testamento
Funerary monument and ornaments
Inizio del IV secolo d.C.