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Necropolis

Sarcophagus

This front of a sarcophagus basin, discovered in the nineteenth century decorating the wall of a house in this neighborhood, probably originates from the necropolis in Saint-Sernin. The sculpted characters are the oldest known images of Christians in Toulouse. The sequencing of scenes comes from a...

Sarcophagus

This small sarcophagus of a child, said to be Saint Clair’s, is decorated with depictions based on the theme of the soul’s salvation. On the small left side, Adam and Eve commit the original sin. In Paradise, acting under the injunction of the devil appearing as a snake, Eve picks an apple, the...

Sarcophagus

This famous sarcophagus was reused during the Middle Ages in the cloister of Saint-Sernin. The cover and the basin may not have been together during Antiquity. The vegetal motifs, particularly the vine tendrils, are reminiscent of many mosaics covering the villa’s floors during the same period. The...

Sarcophagus

This large sarcophagus’s basin was reused during the construction of the old church Saint-Michel-du-Touch, north of Toulouse. The lid served as a lintel for the door opening up to the cemetery of the Counts of Toulouse, established in the center of the conventual complex in Daurade. On the basin,...

Cassia Maxima’s Funerary Urn

During Roman times, the treatment of the body could be carried out in diverse ways. Incineration was favored by the majority. The body was burned under a pyre, and the deceased’s ashes were collected in an urn which could have been made of terra cotta, stone, or glass. The urn would include a...