Funerary high-relief from Palmyra with male portrait

Altorilievo funerario palmireno con ritratto maschile
Funerary monument and ornaments
3rd century A.D.
Material and technique: 
From Palmyra, Syria
Inv. MB 250

The relief exemplifies a line of sculpture typical of the city of Palmyra, in Syria. The personages’ luxurious garments and their ostentation of jewelry are distinctive signs that the deceased belonged to the great families of the commercial oligarchy of Palmyra, a major hub for trade between East and West.

The hall

This room displays Roman artworks, plus some medieval pieces that wind up the long chronological itinerary through the Barracco collection.