Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus, marble, 359 C.E.


by Smarthistory, Art History at Khan Academy
published on 21 May 2014

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Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus, marble, 359 C.E. (Treasury of Saint Peter's Basilica)

Please note that due to photography restrictions, the images used in the video above
show the plaster cast on display in the Vatican Museum. Nevertheless, the audio conversation
was recorded in the treasury in Saint Peter's Basilica, in front of the original sarcophagus.

Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker

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