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Title: Front of a marble sarcophagus with facing peacocks
Start date: 400
End date: 499
Historical Period: Early Byzantine/Late Antique Period

Front of an Early Byzantine marble sarcophagus, probably of Ravennate production, reused as an altar front. The relief decoration features a Christogram in a clipeus in the middle, flanked by two symmetrical peacocks and two blooming trees (or branches). Two stylized semi-columns with Corinthian capitals at the corners.

Place: Ranchio, Italy  
Languages: No linguistic content; Not applicable
Medium: marble (rock)
Project: BYZART Project  
Fond: UNIBO Zeri Foundation  
Physical type: sarcophagi (coffins)
Material and technique: carving (processes)
relief (sculpture techniques)
Data provider: University of Bologna  
Rights holder: St. Barthelemy parish church, Ranchio  
Appears in Collections:BYZART

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