• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 328

    A ROMAN MARBLE SARCOPHAGUS FRAGMENT

    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN MARBLE SARCOPHAGUS FRAGMENT
    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
    With a rearing centaur in profile to the right, folds of drapery falling over his left shoudler, with drilled details of the face, beard and hair, his muscular torso with recessed navel, mounted
    9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a French private collection, acquired in the 1970s.
    Accompanied by a French passport.