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    Sale 12256

    Antiquities

    12 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 6

    A ROMAN MARBLE CINERARY URN

    CIRCA LATE 1ST-EARLY 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN MARBLE CINERARY URN
    CIRCA LATE 1ST-EARLY 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    The front in two registers, the upper with the deceased shown sleeping, reclining to the right on a banqueting couch (lectus), resting her head on a pillow, a mantle draped over her legs and behind her shoulders, her upper torso nude, her right arm crossing her chest with the hand below her head, wearing an armband, holding a wreath in her left hand, a Latin inscription below, reading: "Plautia, loyal and faithful, who lived 23 years, 7 months and 1 day"
    14 3/16 in. (36 cm.) wide


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    Provenance

    with Rainer Zietz, London.
    Acquired by the current owner from the above, 1993.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT EUROPEAN COLLECTION