Roman Sarcophagus Relief

Server Costs Fundraiser 2023

Running a website with millions of readers every month is expensive. Not only do we pay for our servers, but also for related services such as our content delivery network, Google Workspace, email, and much more. We would much rather spend this money on producing more free history content for the world. Thank you for your help!
$579 / $21000

3D Image

Geoffrey Marchal
published on 24 July 2017

Fragments of a sarcophagus, 150-175 CE, Asia Minor, marble. Musée du Cinquantenaire (Brussels, Belgium). Made with ReMake and ReCap from Autodesk.

A robust wild boar rushes to Anchee, while Meleager is brandishing a lance with his arm. Behind the boar of Calydon, Theseus is about to strike him with a stick. On the upper edge and in the field, a later epitaph is engraved in bad characters of the third century: “I have received the tomb … and the columns” and “¨ [This tomb belongs to] Markos Aurélios Anikétos. ‘One, by violence, comes to place some other [body, he will suffer a punishment].’

For more updates, please follow @GeoffreyMarchal on Twitter.

Remove Ads


Free for the World, Supported by You

World History Encyclopedia is a non-profit organization. For only $5 per month you can become a member and support our mission to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide.

Become a Member  


Cite This Work

APA Style

Marchal, G. (2017, July 24). Roman Sarcophagus Relief. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

Chicago Style

Marchal, Geoffrey. "Roman Sarcophagus Relief." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 24, 2017.

MLA Style

Marchal, Geoffrey. "Roman Sarcophagus Relief." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 24 Jul 2017. Web. 06 Feb 2023.