Collection

Greek and Roman

Season Sarcophagus

Marble , H 19 x L 70

Season Sarcophagus

Roman, 260–280 A.D.

This sarcophagus, or coffin, contains imagery, carved in high relief, symbolic of both the agricultural seasons and Bacchic ritual. On coffins and other monuments of the late Roman period, youths symbpolizing the seasons were popular features.

Museum purchase, M. H. de Young Endowment Fund

54662

All Items in This Collection

Aryballos in the Shape of a Hippalektryon

Aryballos in the Shape of a Hippalektryon

Black-Figure Amphora

Cycladic Figure

Cycladic Figure

Cycladic Figure

Fibula

Figurine of a Dancing Woman

Loop-Handled Cosmetic Tube

Perfume Vessel in the Shape of a Hippalektryon (Horse-Rooster)

Red-Figure Hydria

Red-Figure Pelike

Red-Figure Volute Krater

Season Sarcophagus

Statue of Asklepios

Statuette of a Reclining Banqueter

Entire Collection