– 400 C.E.
Ancient Cultures

Ludovisi Battle Sarcophagus


Ludovisi Battle Sarcophagus: Battle of Romans and Barbarians
, c. 250-260 C.E., preconneus marble, 150 cm high (Palazzo Altemps: Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome).

Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker


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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