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Relief of a Herdsman
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Relief of a Herdsman


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Description This relief decorated the short end of a sarcophagus (stone coffin). It shows a herdsman accompanied by his dog, a sheep, and a goat. The long side of the sarcophagus, now lost, would have depicted the Greek myth of Endymion, a handsome shepherd with whom the moon-goddess Selene fell in love. She granted him eternal sleep and youth and visited him at night. The herdsman depicted here mourns his friend's seeming death.
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Date Description Narrative
1/01/1959Treatmentcleaned
7/20/1970Treatmentcleaned
1/12/1978Treatmentcleaned
1/01/1992Technical Reportx-ray diffraction; other
6/26/2001Treatmentcleaned; other
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [no. 63]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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Period
2nd-3rd century CE (Roman Imperial)
Medium
marble
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
23.19
Measurements
20 1/2 x 21 7/8 x 3 9/16 in. (52.1 x 55.6 x 9.1 cm)
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