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#3478: Sarcophagus of St Helen

Photo 3478: Sarcophagus of St Helen - Vatican Museums

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Photo ID
3478
Credit
Title
Sarcophagus of St Helen
Caption
Detail of 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 It is generally believed to have been originally made for Constantine himself.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).
Geotag
41.905491° N, 12.454602° E
Uploaded
December 30, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
ISO
1600