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    Porphyry marble sarcophagus
    made for the Roman emperor Constantine's mother.
    Also known as Sarcophagus of St. Helen. or the sarcophagus of Constance and Saint Helen, daughter and mother of Constantine.
    Height: 2,42 m.
    Detail.
    From the Mausoleum of Queen Helena, Via Casilina (Tor Pignattara). In 1153-54 transported to the Lateran Basilica. In 1778 moved to the Vatican.
    Vatican Museums.

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