115 Ludovisi Battle Sarcophagus

Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker provide a description, historical perspective, and analysis of Battle of the Romans and Barbarians. This sarcophagus, also known as the Great Ludovisi sarcophagus (or the Via Tiburtina Sarcophagus), is thought to be a memorial to the wars between the Ostrogoths and Imperial Romans then taking place. It was found in 1621 and named after Ludovico Ludovisi, its initial modern owner.

Battle of the Romans and Barbarians (Ludovisi Battle Sarcophagus), c. 250–260 CE. (Museo Nazionale Romano-Palazzo Altemps, Rome)


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