14 October 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 21,250
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
A ROMAN MARBLE RELIEF FRAGMENT
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
Likely from a sarcophagus, preserving a muscular male figure, depicted nude but for a mantle over his shoulders, seated on draped stool with lion-paw feet
14 in. (35.5 cm.) high
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with Ward & Co., New York, 1993.
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