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sarcophagus

Ian Chilvers

in The Oxford Dictionary of Art

Third edition

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780198604761
Published online January 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191727627
sarcophagus

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A stone (or more rarely terracotta) coffin. The term is particularly applied to large and richly decorated examples from the

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Subjects: Art

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