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Journal Article

A Myth for a Smith: A Meleager Sarcophagus from a Tomb in Ostia

Eve D'Ambra
American Journal of Archaeology
Vol. 92, No. 1 (Jan., 1988), pp. 85-99
DOI: 10.2307/505872
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/505872
Page Count: 15

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Topics: Sarcophagi, Tombs, Metalworkers, Former slaves, Mythography, Banquets, Interior design, Terracotta, Slaves, Mosaic
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Abstract

This article focuses on the relationship between the exterior and interior decoration of two second-century tombs in the Isola Sacra Necropolis outside Ostia. Terracotta reliefs depicting the occupations of the deceased were placed on the tomb facades while the chambers were adorned with mythological sarcophagi and paintings. The selection of mythological subjects is shown to complement the professions of the deceased, and evidence of a decorative program emerges for both of the tombs. The social background of the deceased, the differences in theme and style of the decorations, and the audience for these works within and without the tomb are also discussed.

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