Sarcophagus of Alexander
Joseph Lindon Smith (American, 1863–1950)
Height x width: 20 7/8 x 106 9/16 in. (53 x 270.7 cm)
Medium or Technique
Oil on canvas, plaster backed
Not On View
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.
1900: purchased by MFA from Joseph Lindon Smith for $ 3,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 00.501 and 00.502)
Courtesy of the Descendants of Joseph Lindon Smith.