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Sarcophagus of the Spouses: Peter's Denial

Jesus predicts Peter will deny him three times before the cock crows (Matthew 26:34). Detail of the Sarcophagus of the Spouses (Sarcophage des Epoux) or Trinity Sarcophagus, dating from the second quarter of the 4th century. The tomb was found in 1974 at Trinquetaille, still sealed and containing the remains of a woman around age 50 and a man, with war wounds, around age 60. Inv. PAP.74.00.1/5. Musee de l'Arles Antique, Arles, France.

Photo © Holly Hayes.