Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus.
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Title:Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus

Junius Bassus was the prefect of Rome, a pagan who became a convert to Christianity. He was baptized shortly before his death in 359. His faith was memoralized in his beautiful sarcophagus, sculpted by an artist whose identity is now lost to us. [Gardner's Art Through the Ages. Fred S. Kleiner. Wadsworth Publishing, 2008. p. 215]

Building:Vatican City. Direzione generale dei musei

Person as Subject:Peter, the Apostle

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Attribution:Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved September 19, 2020].
Record Number:46352 Last Updated: 2012-03-12 16:26:48 Record Created: 2006-07-13 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition