Sarcofago con clipeo sorretto da eroti alati

Sarcofago con clipeo sorretto da eroti alati
Funerary monument and ornaments
Fine del III secolo d.C.
Material and technique: 
Marmo lunense
Scoperto negli scavi per la costruzione del Palazzo di Giustizia (1889)
MC 839

Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

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.