The Sarcophagus of Adelphia: Detail, The Woman with the Flow of Blood

In this episode a woman who has suffered from hemorrhages for many years hopes to be cured by touching the hem of Jesus' garment (Matthew 9:20-22, Mark 5:25-34, Luke 8:43-48). His words to her in the Vulgate are Confide filia fides tua te salvam fecit, "Courage daughter, your faith has saved you" – an appropriate sentiment for a woman's sarcophagus.

The image has all the elements with other examples in 4th-century sarcophagi: A youthful Jesus holding a scroll and speaking with a disciple while he places his hand on the head of the woman who is touching the hem of his toga.

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Photographed at the Syracuse Archeological Museum, Sicily, by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.