Detail View: Archivision Base to Module 9: Sarcophagus: Achilles in the house of King Lycomedes

Preferred Title: 
Sarcophagus: Achilles in the house of King Lycomedes
Alternate Title: 
Sarcophage: Achille chez le roi Lycomède
Image View: 
Three-quarter view of left side and front
Creator: 
unknown (Ancient Roman)
Location: 
repository: Musée du Louvre (Paris, Île-de-France, France) Ma 2120
GPS: 
+48.861045+2.335787
Date: 
ca. 240 (creation)
Cultural Context: 
Ancient Roman
Style Period: 
Imperial (Roman)
Work Type 1: 
relief (sculpture)
Work Type 2: 
sarcophagus
Classification: 
sculpture
Material: 
marble
Technique: 
carving (processes)
Measurements: 
1.20 m (height) x 2.89 m (width)
Subjects: 
death or burial; funerary art; literary or legendary; military or war; mythology (Classical); Trojan War; Homer
Description: 
Formerly from the Borghese Collection, Rome, originally on the facade of the Villa Borghese. (It was cut in four panels and embedded on the west and south facades.) In 1807, Napoleon I bought the collection for the Louvre from his brother-in-law, Prince Camillo Borghese (1775?1832). The work was reconstructed as a sarcophagus at the Louvre. Believed to have been found in Rome, but created in Athens. The front scene "The Anger of Achilles" shows Lycomedes sitting on the left (looking at Ulysses who wears a pilos cap), Agammenon sitting on the right and Achilles holding a shield in the center, making the choice to go to war. (Source: Europeana [website]; http://www.europeana.eu/)
Collection: 
Archivision Addition Module Six
Identifier: 
7A3-R-ML-S-A2
Rights: 
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.