How to use Sarcophagus in a sentence
He saw before entering that the sarcophagus was gone.
The typical torque is a circlet with twisted rope-like strands, the ends not joined together; the torque was usually worn with the opening in the front as seen in a figure of a Gaul in a sculptured sarcophagus in the Capitoline Museum at Rome.
A painted sarcophagus, found at Hagia Triada, also possibly shows a hero-cult of the dead.
The dead were buried either in the floor (often in a sarcophagus), or, according to later custom, in niches.
The crypt contains several GalloRoman tombs and the sarcophagus (5th century) of St Quitterie.Advertisement
The church of St Michael, founded by Bishop Bernward early in the 11th century and restored after injury by fire in 1186, contains a unique painted ceiling of the 12th century, the sarcophagus and monument of Bishop Bernward, and a bronze font; it is now a Protestant parish church, but the crypt is used by the Roman Catholics.
This is exemplified in the magnificently sculptured tombs of the Della Scala lords, designed with steadily growing splendour, from the simple sarcophagus of Martino I.
The shrine of St Sebald, in the church of St Sebald, consisting of a bronze sarcophagus and canopy, in the richest Gothic style, adorned with numerous statues and reliefs, is looked upon as one of the greatest achievements of German art.
The term sarcophagus is sometimes applied also to an altar tomb.
In the town ha1l J is a fine Roman sarcophagus found 6.Advertisement
The sarcophagus and its contents had been removed by early plunderers of the tomb, all that was left being some broken alabaster vases, pottery and charcoal.
Sasha chuckled, his gaze taking in the sarcophagus.
The older and more interesting portions are the royal chapel (1232), with the marble sarcophagus of James II.
The chamber beyond was dark, lit by the soft glow of a single torch beside a clear sarcophagus.
Gabriel put the gems away and looked up to see her slight frame standing beside the sarcophagus.Advertisement
He knelt beside the Ancient and set the machete on top of the sarcophagus.
Suspecting some of them remained, he gave no indication he.d found the vial as he carefully lifted Sasha.s body and laid it on the sarcophagus.
Here it lies, in the council yard down at Belle Isle, like a carved effigy on a packing case sarcophagus.
The museum houses a wealth of fascinating relics including a unique sarcophagus dated around AD 900.
If you continue the game by opening the sarcophagus, you will die; there is no way around that.Advertisement
Step back in history as you explore the rock cut tombs and ancient Lycian sarcophagus.
The luminous trail led toward a large sarcophagus, dominating the oldest part of the graveyard.
Now, like the rest of the facility, the elephant's foot is under the thick concrete sarcophagus.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier consists of a granite sarcophagus with a bronze cover.
Here is found the lower part of a marble sarcophagus bearing a picture of Eros.Advertisement
A couple of weeks ago builders on the Spitalfields development north of the City of London came across a stone sarcophagus.
Also on display are the fragment of a sarcophagus, different kinds of urns and several grave steles.
In 1819, after being temporarily deposited in a stone sarcophagus in the court of the Louvre during the Revolutionary epoch, they were transferred to St Germain-des-Pres, where they now repose between Montfaucon and Mabillon.
Padua claims to be the oldest city in north Italy; the inhabitants pretend to a fabulous descent from the Trojan Antenor, whose relics they recognized in a large stone sarcophagus exhumed in the year 1274.
The terracotta face on the left is from an entire sarcophagus made of fired Nile silt mud.
Now, like the rest of the facility, the elephant 's foot is under the thick concrete sarcophagus.
The top of the lid is surmounted by a fleur-de-lis shaped flange, this same stylized form makes an appearance on the sarcophagus lid.
Of its history, there is mention of it as a herbal preparation in a papyrus taken from the sarcophagus of an Egyptian Pharaoh.
These representations can take many different forms, from statues of mummies to reliefs and paintings of mummies and mummification process to sarcophagus statues that open up to reveal a mummy resting inside.
Rhyn faced the sarcophagus, surprised to see his father looked as he had when he last saw him thousands of years before.
Sasha sat on top of the sarcophagus and looked around, smug in how safe he was sitting on top of the coffin.
The sarcophagus of Galla Placidia has, like the two others that stand here, been despoiled of its contents.
Francesco; it is a square-domed structure, with a relief by Pietro Lombardo (1482) representing the poet, and a sarcophagus below, in an urn within which lie the poet's remains.
Complete scenes of worship in which libations are poured before the Sacred Axes are, moreover, given on a fine painted sarcophagus found at Hagia Triada.
To a period contemporary with the concluding age of the Cnossian palace must be referred a remarkable sarcophagus belonging to a neighbouring cemetery.
His heart, taken from the body when it was embalmed, and given to Madame Denis and by her to Madame de Villette, was preserved in a silver case, and when it was proposed (in 1864) to restore it to the other remains, the sarcophagus at Sainte Genevieve (the Pantheon) was opened and found to be empty.
The sarcophagus in which the body originally lay may still be seen at Aix, and other relics of the great emperor are in the imperial treasury at Vienna.
Its chief buildings are the Johannisburg, built (1605-1614) by Archbishop Schweikard of Cronberg, which contains a library with a number of incunabula, a collection of engravings and paintings; .the Stiftskirche, or cathedral, founded in 980 by Otto of Bavaria, but dating in the main from the early 12th and the 13th centuries, in which are preserved various monuments by the Vischers, and a sarcophagus, with the relics of St Margaret (1540); the Capuchin hospital; a theatre, which was formerly the house of the Teutonic order; and several mansions of the German nobility.
These include the bronze doors executed by Bishop Bernward, with reliefs from the history of Adam and of Jesus Christ; a brazen font of the 13th century; two large candelabra of the 11th century; the sarcophagus of St Godehard; and the tomb of St Epiphanius.
His sarcophagus, curiously sculptured with palms, fishes, &c., is preserved.
On painted vases and sarcophagus bas-reliefs he frequently occurs with Aeacus and Rhadamanthus as judges of the under-world and in connexion with the Minotaur and Theseus.
The tomb of William I., the founder's father - a magnificent porphyry sarcophagus contemporary with the church, under a marble pillared canopy - and the founder William II.'s tomb, erected in 1575, were both shattered by a fire, which in 1811 broke out in the choir, injuring some of the mosaics, and destroying all the fine walnut choir-fittings, the organs, and most of the choir roof.
His house still exists, and his tomb, a sarcophagus supported by four short columns of red marble, stands in front of the church.
The bones of these brothers rest together in a simple stone sarcophagus opposite the tomb of Alberada.
The mummy thus prepared was then laid on its side like a sleeper, the head supported by a head-rest, in a sarcophagus of wood or stone.
The exquisite bas-reliefs on a Lycian sarcophagus now in the museum of Constantinople are among the finest surviving examples of classical art.
The church of San Catervo contains the early Christian sarcophagus of that saint, which is embellished with curious reliefs.
Notable among its seven churches (six Roman Catholic) are the Kloster-Kirche (monasterial), a beautiful Gothic edifice with the sarcophagus of Maria of Brabant, and that of the former Benedictine abbey, Heilig-Kreuz, with a lofty tower.
Still later it is found on the stele of Byblos, and on the sarcophagus of Eshmunazar (about 300 B.C.).
The crypt was added in 1818, when the sarcophagus containing his remains was discovered.
In the chapter-house a famous sarcophagus, with scenes illustrating the myth of Hippolytus, is preserved.
Egyptian dynasty (1326-1300 B.C.), which is carved out of a block of Aragonite or hard carbonate of lime, now in the Soane Museum; of later date are the green porphyry sarcophagus and the terra-cotta sarcophagus from Clazomenae; both of these date from the early 6th century B.C., and are in the British Museum.
Of Etruscan sarcophagi there are numerous examples in terracotta; occasionally they are miniature representations of temples, and sometimes in the form of a couch on which rest figures of the deceased; one of these in the British Museum dates from 500 B.C. The earliest Roman sarcophagus is that of Scipio in the Vatican (3rd century B.C.), carved in peperino stone.
Of later Roman sarcophagi, there is an immense series enriched with figures in high relief, of which the chief are the Niobid example in the Lateran, the Lycomedes sarcophagus in the Capitol, the Penthesilea sarcophagus in the Vatican, and the immense sarcophagus representing a battle of the Romans and the barbarians in the Museo delle Terme.
They are generally decorated with a series of niches with figures in them, divided by small attached shafts with semicircular or sloping covers carved with religious emblems, one of the best examples being the sarcophagus of Sta Barbara, dating from the beginning of the 6th century, at Ravenna, where there are many others.
Erskine is commemorated by a statue in front of his church and a sarcophagus over his grave in the abbey churchyard; Gillespie by a marble tablet on the wall above his resting-place within the abbey.
At one corner of the picturesque square in front of it is a Roman sarcophagus with a representation of the hunt of Meleager, with an inscription in honour of the fair Galiana, to win whom, it is said, a Roman noble laid siege to Viterbo in 1135.
The remains of the saint were deposited in a rich silver-gilt sarcophagus, which may still be seen, and were afterwards visited by myriads of pilgrims, until the Protestant zeal of Landgrave Philip the Generous caused him to remove the body to some unknown spot in the church.
The urn of Isotta's sarcophagus is supported by two elephants, and bears the inscription, "D.
The cathedral, erected by Philip II., contains a remarkably fine Roman sarcophagus of the Christian period.
One of the finest examples known is the sarcophagus of Seti, the second king of the XIX.