Coffin of Payava, IV  century; a., was found in Necrópolis of the city Lycia of Janto, in present Turkey .

He was the English archeologist Fellows who found east coffin, that belonged to Lycean prince Payava, contemporary of Persian Sátrapa Autofradates .

This Coffin of stone imitates the wood box in which normally it was placed the deceaseds and it is formed by a tomb inferior, a massive socle and the coffin proper with its cover. It reproduced the structure of the house Lycia with wood beams and slim bent slope ceiling.

One was based on a stop and articulated plinth until reaching a height superior to the six meters.

The abundant decoration in relief occupied almost all the surface of the ceiling, including the crest of the slopes and the strip median of Socle . In the socle the battle is represented in which Payava, to horse, prevails on its enemies hidden between rocks. Behind him, its guardroom, guardhouse is represented in several planes.

The other great scene of the socle is the hearing of sátrapa, perhaps the same Payava, that receives to dressed personages the Greek.

In summary, the war, the ceremonial hunting and the courteous one are represented like intense moments of the life of the prince, who in addition receives a crown, according to a manifestly Greek ideal, also by their athletic merits. Esfinges and heads of from Leon are in charge to guard La Paz of the deceased.

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