Roman Sarcophagus Fragment

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Geoffrey Marchal
published on 17 July 2019

Fragment of sarcophagus bowl, 3rd century, Italy, Marble. The fragment depicts a bust of the deceased turned to the left, his left arm resting on the armrest of his seat. Behind the bust, a drapery (parapetasma). Judging by the position of the arms, he had to hold in his hands the rotulus (roll of papyrus) unrolled, usual on these effigies of scholars.

From the Museum of Art History, Musée du Cinquantenaire, in Brussels, Belgium. Made with CapturingReaIity.

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Geoffrey Marchal
3D scans are a great way to share cultural heritage with the world. I mainly use photogrammetry and Memento beta from Autodesk. I share 3D model through "Scan the world", a MyMiniFactory´s project.

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Marchal, G. (2019, July 17). Roman Sarcophagus Fragment. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Marchal, Geoffrey. "Roman Sarcophagus Fragment." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 17, 2019.

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Marchal, Geoffrey. "Roman Sarcophagus Fragment." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 17 Jul 2019. Web. 16 Oct 2019.

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