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Sarcophagus of Seianti Hanunia Tlesnasa
Title
Sarcophagus of Seianti Hanunia Tlesnasa
Sarcophagus of Seianti Hanunia Tlesnasa
Object type sarcophagus
object_type QS:P31,Q48634
Description
The dead woman, her name inscribed on the base of her chest, was clearly a well-to-do lady. She reclines upon a mattress and pillow, holding an open-lidded mirror in her left hand and raising her right hand to adjust her mantle. She wears a tunic (chiton) with high girdle and a bordered cloa, and her jewellery comprises a tiara, earrings, necklace, bracelets and finger-rings. The skeleton from the sarcophagus was found to belong to a woman who was about fifty years old at the time of her death.
Date between circa 150 and circa 140 BC
Medium moulding / terracotta and paint
Dimensions Length: 183 cm (72 ″); Height: 117 cm (46 ″)
dimensions QS:P2043,183U174728;P2048,117U174728
institution QS:P195,Q6373
Current location
Room 71
Accession number
1887,0402.1
Object history
  • Place of discovery: Poggio Cantarello, Chiusi.
  • : purchased by British Museum from Wolfgang Helbig.
References British Museum: online database: entry 466847

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