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Title:

Pashley Sarcophagus

Maker:

Unknown

Category:

funerary equipment

Name:

sarcophagus

Date:

101 200

Period:

Middle Roman

Description:

sarcophagus, with relief showing triumphal return of Dionysos

Production
Place (legacy):

Italy, production, country

Production
Note:

carved

Find Spot:

Arvi Crete Greek Islands

Material:

marble (Luna); Geologist and forensic science expert Trevor Emmett (Anglia Ruskin University) opinedt that on purely visual examination there was nothing to suggest that the marble of the box was anything other than Luna / Carrara. He pointed out that the lid is slightly different in appearance from the box with more grey streaks and flecks. (30/11/2010)

Dimension(s):

height, 0.697, m
length, 2.22, m
weight, 1.4, tonne, confirmed
width, 0.67, m
height, lid, 0.175, m
length, lid, 2.22, m
width, lid, 0.67, m
height, base, 0.495, m
length, base, 2.15, m
width, base, 0.62, m

Acquisition:

given; 1835; Malcolm, Pulteney, Sir, GCB

Documentation:

, The Fitzwilliam Museum1982. Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum.Cambridge (Cambs.): Pevensey Pressp. 200

Budde, Ludwig. Nicholls, Richard V.. 1967. Catalogue of the Greek and Roman sculpture in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
no. 161, pls. 53-55

Markelbach, R. 1988. Die Hirten des Dionysos.
fig.50

Handorf, F.W.. 1986. Dionysos - Bacchus.
68 nos.26-27

Vassilika, E.. 1998. Greek and Roman Art.
p.116-117, no.56

Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum. An illustrated souvenir of the collections.
21 no.16

1986. [Unknown: CWN 17 July 1986].
Source Title: Cambridge Weekly News(17-July-)

Same date Ely Weekly News and Haverhill Weekly News.

Gill, D.W.J.. 2000. Collecting for Cambridge: John Hubert Marshall on Crete.
Source Title: Annual of the British School at Athens 95 (2000)
p. 525
Footnote 86

Accession:

Object Number: GR.1.1835
(Antiquities)
(record id: 65460; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2012-01-13)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/65460





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