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Antakya Museum 7412

Antakya Museum 7412

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This is one of a series of pictures of a high quality Roman sarcophagus. It's of the "Sidemara type" (from a place near Konya). It's from the third century AD.

On one of the short sides of the sarcophagus we see an altar, a man is pouring oil on wine on it, to keep the fire burning. A sacrifical bull is standing by. Behind the altar are the doors to the underworld, hades.

Nikon D70
1/13s f/4.5 at 14.0mm full exif

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