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Sarcophagus

Edited by Gordon Campbell

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780195300826
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780195325218
Sarcophagus

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Chest for inhumation. The term (from anc. Gr. sarkophagous: ‘flesh eating’, from a type of limestone thought to consume

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Subjects: Ancient and Classical Art (to 500 CE)

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