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Title: Ravenna, Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Sarcofago dell'arcivescovo Teodoro
Start date: 400
End date: 499
Historical Period: Early Byzantine/Late Antique Period

The sarcophagus is datable to the fifth century and, as evidenced by the inscription on the lid, was reused in the seventh century to preserve the remains of Archbishop Theodore. In the front the Chrismon is depicted inside a clipeo with the Greek letters alpha and omega. On its sides two peacocks are carved with vines and bunches of grapes. On the lid are depicted three monograms of Christ inside wreaths

Place: Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Italy  
Languages: No linguistic content; Not applicable
Medium: marble (rock)
Project: BYZART Project  
Fond: Biblioteca Classense Mario Mazzotti Archive  
Physical type: sarcophagi (coffins)
Material and technique: relief (sculpture techniques)
Data provider: Museum of Ravenna  
License: All rights reserved
Rights holder: Polo Museale Emilia Romagna  
Appears in Collections:BYZART

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