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National Roman Museum – Palazzo Massimo

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Largo di Villa Peretti, 1
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Every day execpt Monday 9.00 to 19.45. The ticket office closes at 19:00. Closed on 1 January and 25 December. Admission fee.

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The statue of a young man sitting on a seat, with long curly hair, dressed in a tunic and cloak, with a scroll in his left hand was recognized as Christ because of the similarity of the figure with a number of representations on Christian sarcophagi of the IV sec. A.D.
The statue in Palazzo Massimo, dating from the age of Constantine, the first Christian emperor, or that of next emperor, Theodosius (379-395), is probably the oldest all-round representation of Christ the Teacher. The iconography, recalling the traditional image of the philosopher, suggests that the statue belonged to a representation of catechesis within the assembly of the Apostles.

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At the centre of the sarcophagus case is a figure of Orante (man in prayer) with open arms and on the sides are successive episodes from the New Testament based on Christ and Peter: the miracle of the loaves, the healing of the blind man, the denial of Peter and the resurrection of Lazarus can be seen on the right; depicted on the left are the miracle of the wedding at Cana, the arrest of Peter and the miracle of the spring, in which Peter makes water gush into the prison and thereby converts his captors.
The inscription on the cover indicates the deceased Claudianus, a bust of whom is depicted on the right between cupids and putti busy reaping and grape harvesting. To the left, scenes from the Old and New Testaments are depicted with the delivery of the tablets of the Law to Moses, the sacrifice of Isaac, the healing of the bleeding woman and the birth of Christ.
The episodes depicted on the sarcophagus, dated to the age of Constantine, the first Christian emperor, are paradigmatic examples of redemption and salvation obtained through faith and the intervention of divine mercy.

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Via Giovanni Amendola, 2-10, 00185 Roma, Italy

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