new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Ludovisi Battle Sarcophagus | by profzucker
Back to photostream

Ludovisi Battle Sarcophagus

Ludovisi Battle Sarcophagus: Battle of Romans and Barbarians, c. 250-260, preconneus marble, 150cm high (Palazzo Altemps: Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome). This sarcophagus, also known as the Great Ludovisi sarcophagus (or the Via Tiburtina Sarcophagus), is thought to be a memorial to the wars between the Ostrogoths and Imperial Romans then taking place. It was found in 1621 and named after Ludovico Ludovisi, its initial modern owner.


Learn More on Smarthistory

3 faves
Taken on July 3, 2012