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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 166

    A ROMAN MARBLE CHILD'S SARCOPHAGUS

    CIRCA EARLY 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN MARBLE CHILD'S SARCOPHAGUS
    CIRCA EARLY 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    The front panel carved with a portrait bust of the deceased in the center, his hair brushed forward and closely cropped, flanked by lion-head protomes above thick garlands with flowing ties, ram heads partially preserved at the front corners, the gabled lid with four acroteria
    28 in. (71.1 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    with Ancient Arts International, Massachusetts.
    Anonymous Sale; Christie's, New York, 9 December 1999, lot 341.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION