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Sarcophagus of Sabinus

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Front of sarcophagus:
Peter strikes a rock with his wand, yielding water to baptize his jailers.
Arrest of Peter.
Miracle at Cana (water into wine).
Female orant.
Healing a blind boy.
Multiplication of loaves (no fish).
Resurrection of Lazarus and supplication of Lazaruss sister.

Left side (not shown): Adam and Eve - original sin.
Right side (not shown): Three youths in the fiery furnace.

Lid (partial restoration): Winged genii, portrait of the deceased, hunters holding a rabbit, boar-hunting scene.

To the deserving husband Sabino, who lived 44 years, 10 months and 13 days, in peace, laid to rest on April 26.

Vatican Inv. 31509.

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Keywords: archaeology, imperial portraiture, emperor, iconography, ancient Rome