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Title: Ravenna, Museo Nazionale, Sarcofago della famiglia Sosia
Start date: 200
End date: 299
Historical Period: Imperial/Late Roman

The sarcophagus, found at the destroyed church of San Vittore in Ravenna, is dedicated by Giuliano Sosio to his wife Tetrazia and to his daughter Giuliana Sosia. On the front of sarcophagus two female figures appear on the sides, one holding a scroll, one playing the lyre. On the left side a doctor is depicted, probably an ophthalmologist, who cares for a woman. Above them the inscription: “MEMPHI GLEGORI”

Place: Museo Nazionale, Italy  
Languages: Latin
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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