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(Ed.ne Alinari) P.e I.e N.° 6406. Roma - Museo Cristiano Lateranense. Sarcofago con la Vendemmia e tre figure del Buon Pastore
Sculpted relief with three shepherds, carrying a ram over their shoulders. The representation includes a scenery of grape harvest.

24192 - Roma. Sarcofago cristiano - secolo III - Museo Laterano Ripr. Int. Anderson - Roma
"Via Salaria" sarcophagus with a "kriophoros" shepherd (carrying a ram) and a praying woman. The deceased couple is engaged in an erudite discussion. Two rams are depicted on the opposite sides of the sarcophagus.

28886 - Roma - Miracoli di Cristo - Fronte di Sarcofago - Museo Laterano  (Stab. D. Anderson 1929)
Front of sarcophagus depicting the Miracles of Christ: from the left, the Healing of the Man Born Blind, the Prediction of Peter's Denial, the Miracle of Cana, the Miracle of the Five Loaves and Two Fishes, the Raising of Lazarus.

(Ed.ne Alinari) N.° 26396. Roma - Basilica Vaticana - Grotte. Sarcofago di Giunio Basso Prefetto di Roma (359)
Front of the sarcophagus of Junius Bassus, praefectus urbi Romae: it features relief scenes arranged in rows in a columnar framework. Top row, from left to right: Sacrifice of Isaac, Judgement or Arrest of Peter, Enthroned Christ with Peter and Paul…

Brescia - Civico Museo Cristiano, Lipsanoteca - Arte Paleocristiana del principio del IV sec.
Ivory casket (perhaps a reliquary), bearing relief carvings of scenes from the Old and New Testament, male busts in clipea frames and decorative motifs.

Sarcophagus with harbor scene
Sarcophagus depicting three sailing vessels entering a port, one of them trying to rescue a man overboard; to the far left a storeyed building with two people watching, and to the far right a lighthouse.

6846 - Dittico di avorio rappresentante l'Imperatore Onorio - Aosta
Ivory diptych of Consul Anicius Flavius Petronius Probus, a Roman aristocrat of the Anicii family, depicting the Roman Emperor Honorius.

(Ed.ne Alinari) N.° 28525. Roma - Chiesa di S. Agnese in Via Nomentana. S. Agnese in orazione, rilievo del IV secolo
Marble low-relief carved slab, decorating the altar at "S. Agnese fuori le mura" basilica, in Rome: the young martyr Agnes, dressed with a tunic, is praying in front of a fake parapet.

Drawing of an altar (?) front, depicting Christ in glory among angels
Drawing of an altar (?) front, featuring a relief of different figures framed by arches and columns: in the middle, Christ is depicted as Pantocrator seated on a throne in glory, surrounded by three angels and one cherub on each side. At the top, an…

Drawing of a relief depicting Christ Pantocrator and a scene from the life of St. John the Baptist
Drawing of a sculpted relief featuring from the left side to the right: an angel addressing to two armed people, in the middle Christ Pantocrator sitting on a throne, surrounded by a wreath-shape clipeus held by two angels and framed by two palm…

Detail of the so-called Sarcophagus of Stilicho
Detail of the so-called sarcophagus of Stilicho, depicting the three young Jews refusing to worship the statue of the king of Babylonia, Nebuchadnezzar II, and thus being sentenced to death into the fiery furnace (Daniel 3:1-56).

Late Antique sarcophagus depicting Jesus among the Apostles
Late Antique sarcophagus depicting a beardless Jesus Christ seated and flanked by two rows of six Apostles, probably during a sermon. A small four-footed animal, possibly a lamb, is at Christ's feet. The lid is shaped in the form of pitched roof with…

Late Antique sarcophagus depicting Jesus among the Apostles
Late Antique sarcophagus depicting a beardless Jesus Christ seated and flanked by two rows of six Apostles, probably during a sermon. A small four-footed animal, possibly a lamb, is at Christ's feet. The lid is shaped in the form of pitched roof with…

Recinto presbiteriale della chiesa di San Clemente del tempo di Ormisda (secolo VI) - Recinto corale del tempo di Giovanni II nella chiesa di San Clemente (secolo VI)
Drawing of the chancel and the chorus screens inside the basilica of St. Clement in Rome, commissioned by Pope Hormisdas and by Pope John II respectively. The slabs are framed by small pilasters bearing a phytomorphic pattern and they are decorated…

Sarcophagus of Constantia (detail)
Detail of the front of the red-porphyry sarcophagus of Constantia Augusta, later St. Constance, daughter of the Emperor Constantine the Great. The front, like the three other sides, is decorated with garlands and grape vines, large acanthus scrolls…

Sarcophagus of Archbishop Felix
Sarcophagus of St. Felix, Archbishop of Ravenna. On the front, two sheep approach the centre; it is decorated with stylized temples with round arches, featuring hanging polycandela; the scene is framed by columns and chandeliers at both sides. In the…

Costantinopoli - S. Giovanni Studios - pavimento (dal Salzenberg)
Opus sectile pavement from the Monastery of Stoudios in Constantinople, dedicated to St. John the Baptist. It features a geometrical pattern, combining rectangular panels and frames to a grid made of intertwined ribbons, forming round and square…

Costantinopoli - Pantokrator (Zeyrek Kilisse Camii) - pavimento (dal Salzenberg)
Detail of the marble opus sectile pavement at Pantokrator monastery complex. The revetment is located in the passage from the Imperial mausoleum dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel to the Southern church (Katholikon), and in the northern sector of…

Scuola bizantina - già Firenze coll. Landau-Finaly
Altar front from Constantinople or Ravenna. The decoration is similar to the decoration of Early Byzantine sarcophagi. It includes both architectural forms (arches, pediments and columns) and symbols relating to salvation and eternal life (scallop…

Scuola bizantina - già Firenze coll. Landau-Finaly
Altar front from Constantinople or Ravenna. The decoration is similar to the decoration of Early Byzantine sarcophagi. It includes both architectural forms (arches, pediments and columns) and symbols relating to salvation and eternal life (scallop…
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