Medea Sarcophagus

One of the great myths of jealousy and revenge is carved into this sarcophagus. But why put this story on a coffin?


Medea Sarcophagus, 140 – 150 C.E., marble, 65 x 227 cm (Altes Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin)

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Cite this page as: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris, "Medea Sarcophagus," in Smarthistory, December 4, 2015, accessed July 18, 2024,