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Unpacking the Amazon Myth

Sarcophagus sections with men fighting Amazons, Middle Roman imperial period, c. 230 CE. Pentelic marble. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Edward W. Forbes, 1932.49.


Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

Join student guide Paul Tamburro to explore the mythological iconography on a Roman sarcophagus and what it reveals about ancient Roman politics and conceptions of the “other.” In addition to “unpacking” the story behind the carvings on this Amazon “box,” this hour-long talk will investigate the object’s rich production and acquisition history. 

Offered by:
Paul Tamburro, Ho Family Student Guide

Free with museum admission. This tour is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the tour, tickets will become available at the admissions desk.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk. Museum staff will be on hand to collect tickets.