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.
|1/01/1992||Technical Report||x-ray diffraction; other|
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [marble no. 63], by 1894, [mode of acquisition unknown]; 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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