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sarcophagus

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1887,0402.1

  • Description

    Painted terracotta sarcophagus of Seianti Hanunia Tlesnasa, her name inscribed on the chest. She reclines upon a mattress and pillow, holding an open lidded-mirror in her left hand and raising her right hand to adjust her mantle. She wears a chiton with high girdle, a bordered mantle, and jewellery comprising a diadem, ear-rings, necklace, bracelets and finger-rings.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 250BC-150BC (circa)
  • Production place

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
  • Curator's comments

    The skull and other bones (1887,0402.2) from the sarcophagus were found to belong to a woman who was probably about fifty years old at the time of her death.

  • Bibliography

    • Terracotta D786 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G71/dc15

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1887

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1887,0402.1

COMPASS Image Caption: Painted sarcophagus of Seianti Hanunia Tlesnasa

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COMPASS Image Caption: Painted sarcophagus of Seianti Hanunia Tlesnasa

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