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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.

 

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Taken on July 3, 2012