Since the 18th cent., scholars have been referring to containers for corpses decorated with reliefs as sarcophagi. These were made of marble, less frequently of limestone, tuff, sandstone, granite, basalt or porphyry. Pliny describes a lapis ... sarcophagus from Assus (Plin. HN 2,210; 36,131) as 'cor…
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Neudecker, Richard (Rome),
Lesky, Michael (Tübingen),
Niemeyer, Hans Georg (Hamburg) and
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