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Pashley Sarcophagus: GR.1.1835

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Current Location: Gallery 21


Pashley Sarcophagus






Sarcophagus, with relief showing triumphal return of Dionysos.

Measurements and weight

Height: 0.697 m
Length: 2.22 m
Weight: 1.4 tonne
Width: 0.67 m

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1835) by Malcolm, Pulteney, Sir, GCB


Middle Roman
101 CE - 200 CE



Components of the work

Lid Height 0.175 m Length 2.22 m Width 0.67 m
Base Height 0.495 m Length 2.15 m Width 0.62 m

Materials used in production

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) Marble (Luna)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: GR.1.1835
Primary reference Number: 65460
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 5 December 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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