Art from Home: Stories of Cultural Connections
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Sarcophagus lid in Egyptian style
These two sarcophagus lids, dating from the 5th century BCE, come from Phoenicia, what is today Lebanon. They are modelled on Egyptian sarcophagi that Phoenician kings brought back for their own burials from military campaigns. A number of high-ranking Phoenicians then had their own sarcophagi made in marble. The first is strongly influenced by Egyptian art, especially the headdress, whereas the other is Greek-influenced and more naturalistic.
LAD 2014.021 | 220 x 72 x 40 cm, LAD 2014.022 | 232 x 79 x 44 cm