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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 279

    A ROMAN MARBLE SARCOPHAGUS FRAGMENT

    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN MARBLE SARCOPHAGUS FRAGMENT
    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
    Preserving a youthful male shouldering a lamb, holding the animal's right hind leg in his right hand, the right foreleg in his left, his head turned to his right, clad in a tunic, a bag suspended from a baldric over his right shoulder, his wild hair a mass of deeply-drilled locks, the lamb's pelt also deeply drilled, a tree in shallow relief to the left
    20¼ in. (51.4 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Property of the San Diego Museum of Art; Sotheby's, New York, 29 May 1987, lot 149.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AN UPSTATE NEW YORK COLLECTOR