Fragment of a sarcophagus: head of Aetas (Summer)
11.7 × 9.8 × 9.8 cm
The fragment represents Aetas, the personification of the Summer, and once probably decorated a Roman sarcophagus.
Marble analyses conducted by Danielle Decrouez (Geneva, Museum of Natural History) and Karl Ramseyer (University of Bern, Institute of Geological Sciences) have shown that the relief was made of Prokonnesian (Marmara) marble. Click here for the detailed results.