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#3476: Sarcophagus of St Helen

Photo 3476: Sarcophagus of St Helen - Vatican Museums

Photo Details

Photo ID
3476
Date
2006-07-19
Location
Vatican Museums
Description
Early 4th-century porphyry sarcophagus of Saint Helen, mother of Constantine the Great (306-37), from the funeral hall of Santi Marcellino e Pietro in Rome. It is generally believed to have been originally made for Constantine himself. Its reliefs show Roman soldiers on horseback conquering prostrate, chained barbarians. Hall of the Greek Cross, Pio Clementine Museum, Vatican Museums (Musei Vaticani).
Camera
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Resolution
3210 x 2143 px
File Size
4.61 MB
ISO
1600
Geotag
41.905491° N, 12.454602° E
Date Digitized
July 19, 2006
Date Uploaded
December 30, 2009
Credit
Holly Hayes