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Lid of sarcophagus (of the so-called Fat Man)

First half of the 3rd century B.C.
Florence, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inv.5482

On the lid an elderly aristocrat lies in a half-reclining position, with a garland around his neck, a ring on the ring finger of his left hand, and a patera held in his right. The fatness of the deceased, a symbol of opulence, is clearly evident.