The Christian sarcophagus population of Rome

@article{Couzin2014TheCS,
  title={The Christian sarcophagus population of Rome},
  author={Robert Couzin},
  journal={Journal of Roman Archaeology},
  year={2014},
  volume={27},
  pages={275 - 303}
}
  • R. Couzin
  • Published 27 November 2014
  • History
  • Journal of Roman Archaeology
Many marble sarcophagi illustrating scenes and themes from the Old and New Testaments and Christian Apocrypha were produced in Rome during the period beginning a few decades before Constantine’s accession and ending shortly after the sack of Rome in A.D. 410. Their consumers — those who occupied these monuments — may be called the “Christian sarcophagus population of Rome”. This group was not restricted to the titular aristocracy, but neither can it fairly be said that “there was a sarcophagus… 
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