noun, plural sar·coph·a·gi [sahr-kof-uh-jahy], /sɑrˈkɒf əˌdʒaɪ/, sar·coph·a·gus·es.
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Origin of sarcophagus
Example sentences from the Web for sarcophagus
The principal use of sculpture by the early Christians was for the decoration of the sarcophagi, or burial-cases.A History of Art for Beginners and Students|Clara Erskine Clement
The Greco-Roman style is represented by two sarcophagi which represent the story of Hippolytus.Constantinople|William Holden Hutton
The sarcophagi are designedly much too small; there is hardly room for the figures on them.Michelangelo|Romain Rolland
Among the sculptures two or three, sarcophagi may be specially noted.The Shores of the Adriatic|F. Hamilton Jackson
Some of the most interesting examples of early Ionic painting are found on the sarcophagi of Clazomenae.