Sarcophagus of Alexander

Joseph Lindon Smith (American, 1863–1950)


Dimensions

Height x width: 20 7/8 x 106 9/16 in. (53 x 270.7 cm)

Accession Number

00.501

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas, plaster backed

Not On View

Collections

Americas, The Ancient World

Classifications

Paintings

Reproduction of Greek, 4th century B.C. sarcophagus from Sidon (the so-called “Alexander Sarcophagus”). The original is in the Istanbul Museum. For the other long side, see 00.502.

Provenance

1900: purchased by MFA from Joseph Lindon Smith for $ 3,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 00.501 and 00.502)

Credit Line

General Funds

Copyright

Courtesy of the Descendants of Joseph Lindon Smith.