4 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 21,250
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
A ROMAN MARBLE SARCOPHAGUS FRAGMENT
CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
Preserving the upper portions of a winged Cupid or Season, depicted as a child, his body turned to his left, his head turned back, wearing a mantle pinned with a circular brooch at his right shoulder, with a full head of deeply-drilled luscious curls pulled up in a top-knot, with chubby cheeks and dimpled chin, his articulated eyes with thick lids, his gaze directed upward, his fleshy lips slightly parted, his wing behind his right shoulder, the wing from another figure behind his head
13 7/8 in. (35.2 cm.) high
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with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1985 (Art of the Ancient World, vol. IV, no. 232).
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