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   xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Jan 4 01:01 AM

Jan 4, 2011: Sarcophagus

This 1800 year old Roman sarcophagus was discovered in 1931, and they're still figuring out who's in it.
The incredibly detailed battle scene carved on the outside, must have taken a long time and enormous expense.



From the carvings they think it's Aulus Iulius Pompilius, but can't be sure.
In that detailed carving, only the face of the general was left blank.

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TheMercenary  Tuesday Jan 4 07:30 AM

Fantastic pics. Anyone on FB should link that page, they have some great stuff.



footfootfoot  Tuesday Jan 4 09:19 AM

My guess is that the face was left blank because it was a display model only and when you placed your order it would be customized for you...



Lamplighter  Tuesday Jan 4 09:52 AM

So it's only a 1x3 ft salesman's model ?



newtimer  Tuesday Jan 4 10:23 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by footfootfoot View Post
...the face was left blank because it was a display model...
Or because we're still waiting for the person to die. He's been exercising regularly, watching what he eats, and wandering around Europe for the past 1800 years. A roamin' Roman.


kerosene  Tuesday Jan 4 06:10 PM

What makes you guys think it is really meant for dead people? Clearly it's some Roman teenage girl's hope chest.



Gravdigr  Tuesday Jan 4 07:29 PM

As in: She hopes she doesn't end up in it anytime soon?



Nirvana  Tuesday Jan 4 07:30 PM

Isn't that Joaquin Phoenix in the top right corner?



Raoul  Tuesday Jan 4 09:49 PM

That is like 100 sculptures into 1!
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SPUCK  Wednesday Jan 5 06:13 AM

Yeah classic battle scene.. Lady with her breast hanging out. I see that in most bloody battles. Like she what, doesn't notice one of her girls is loose?



ZenGum  Wednesday Jan 5 07:02 AM

She could take someone's eye out with that nipple, though.



Gravdigr  Wednesday Jan 5 07:10 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nirvana View Post
Isn't that Joaquin Phoenix in the top right corner?
No. No shades.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
She could take someone's eye out with that nipple, though.
Also, she's kinda 'manly' looking.


BigV  Thursday Jan 6 12:22 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
She could take someone's eye out with that nipple, though.
I don't see it that way.

I might chip a tooth, though.


eta: breathtaking carving!


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