the central decoration featuring the head of Medusa, with flowing hair and snake-like locks with two fern leaves above, a twisted rope border at the top and left of the scene.
Roman lead sarcophagi were unique to the Eastern Mediterranean, specifically Phoenicia. For similar lead sarcophagi, see p. 143-148 in McCann, Roman Sarcophagi in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Dimensions: 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches (15.9 x 10.9 cm)
Condition: Piece from a larger panel, in very good condition overall.
Provenance: Alex Malloy private collection, acquired in the 1980s.
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