Abstract: In June 2008 the J. Paul Getty Museum added an important Roman sculptural work to its collection. The piece is an oval-shaped sarcophagus carved on three sides with relief sculpture. Each of the rounded short sides is carved with decorative strigilated (S-shaped) flutes. On the front, flanking the central scene, are two lions' heads, each carrying a fluted ring in its mouth. The majority of the front of the chest is occupied by a pastoral scene with a group of Erotes harvesting and stomping grapes. It is a mythological representation of the Vindemia, a rural Roman vintage festival.
To cite this article: Wight, Karol. Roman sarcophagus, c. 290-300 AD - The J. Paul Getty Museum [online]. World of Antiques & Art, The, No. 76, Feb-Aug 2009: 120.
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