Sarcophagus of Archbishop Felix



Archbishop Felix of Ravenna


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 centre a stylized architecture features a pediment and acroteria on columns, framing a staurogram. The lid is decorated by plaited frames on the margins and by a central longitudinal cross, which is flanked by two wreaths, that enclose crosses. The lid, along the front margin, bears a latin inscription remembering the deceased.




Chronology Period

8th c. AD

Content Provider

University of Bologna

Original Collection

Fondazione Federico Zeri - Fototeca Zeri, Università di Bologna, inv. 2888

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