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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 212

    A ROMAN MARBLE LIDDED CINERARIUM

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN MARBLE LIDDED CINERARIUM
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Carved in relief with a central bust of the deceased with tritons and dolphins either side, the central dedicatory tabula with four line Latin inscription, the gabled lid with half palmettes flanking the pediment, with a central bucranium, the sides with brickwork pattern, on later base
    15 x 13½ x 10½ in. (38 x 34 x 27 cm.) incl. base


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the present owner's father before 1946.