Friday, July 27, 2007

Relief from a Roman Sarcophagus

When I was in Rome in November, I took this picture of an old Roman sarcophagus in the cloister of St. Paul's "outside the walls." It reminded me of that wonderful line by Robert Benchley, when he was doing a humorous piece about visiting a museum. He said that he came on a sculpture that was labeled: Relief from a Roman Sarcaphogus. His comment was (wait for it!) "When I think of Roman sarcophogi, anything would be a relief from them." Now who can argue with that?

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