Two more Hellenic sarcophagi from Sidon (Istanbul Archeology Museums)

Diggins from the Necropolis of Sidon fill five gigantic halls at the Istanbul Archeology Museums. A number of styles are represented, including recycled Egyptian sarcophagi, and the quality of carving is extraordinarily high throughout. Here are two more sarcophagi from the same room where the Alexander Sarcophagus stands.

One response

  1. Yes, I find the horses very moving, too: those rows of upraised hooves, like keys on a keyboard, like a progression of musical keys: simply mesmerizing.

    December 17, 2011 at 05:53

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