Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Hercules
With other figuresAlcestis
Proserpina
Myths Pluto and Proserpina Pluto and Proserpina in Hades
Alcestis
Death of Alcestis
PORTRAITS
Aristocrats
Ancient
ADDITIONAL SUBJECT KEYWORDS
Sarcophagus of Junius Euhodus, magister of the guild of fabri tignarii (carpenters), and his wife Metilia Acte, priestess of the Magna Deum Mater (the goddess Cybele); the husband and wife take the role of Admetus and Alcestis respectively.
Further details
[From left to right] Admetus arriving from the hunt; Apollo with a bow in his left hand leaving the house of the dying of Alcestis who is holding hands with perhaps Admetus; Hercules bringing Alcestis from Hades to Admetus, with Cerberus and Fates; Pluto and Proserpina.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Ancient Roman
DATE
160 - 170
LOCATION
Vatican City, Musei Vaticani (Museo Chiaramonti)
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Dagmar Grassinger, Die mythologischen Sarkophage, vol. 1 (Die antiken Sarkophagreliefs 12, 1), Berlin 1999, pp. 227-228, no. 76.
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
Contact
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