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The Amazon Sarcophagus 3D Model
The Sarcophagus of the Amazons mid 4th c. BC
It is an architectural sarcophagus with a pitched cover, ideally supported by four painted corner pillars; it was carved from calcareous alabaster (using two different blocks of the same stone) and decorated in tempera over a thin layer of plaster, with preparatory incisions and gray lines drawn with a paintbrush.
On the four sides are scenes of a battle between the Amazons, mostly on horseback or in chariots, and the Greeks: twenty-five combatants whose fate is undecided given the same number of fallen warriors in each group. In relief on the cover, part of the myth of Actaeon as he is torn apart by the dogs, between acroteria with female heads.
The sarcophagus was probably made in Greece and reached Etruria in a semi-finished state and was most likely completed in Tarquinia by an Etruscan sculptor and at least two Apulian painters who probably came from the Taranto area.
Info taken from museum label
Inv. n. 5811