Ravenna, Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Sarcofago dell'arcivescovo Teodoro



The sarcophagus is datable to the fifth century and, as evidenced by the inscription on the lid, was reused in the seventh century to preserve the remains of Archbishop Theodore. In the front the Chrismon is depicted inside a clipeo with the Greek letters alpha and omega. On its sides two peacocks are carved with vines and bunches of grapes. On the lid are depicted three monograms of Christ inside wreaths

Current Ownership

Polo Museale Emilia Romagna


Chronology Period

5th c. AD


Content Provider

Museum of Ravenna

Original Collection

Biblioteca Classense, Corrado Ricci Archive

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