Medea Sarcophagus?

Killing some time at the end of the day, I’m looking at the recent results of Sotheby’s Classical auction … among the many interesting items therefrom is this bit of a marble sarcophagus, apparently depicting Medea and her two kiddies:


… which got me to wondering … other than perhaps a famous actor or someone who actually performed as Medea, why would you want this scene to be gracing your final resting place??

One thought on “Medea Sarcophagus?

  1. Perhaps it was put up by an ex-husband as a no-comeback-possible version of the statement “You are Medea to the teeth” (a wonderful line in “The Lion in Winter”)

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