4 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 8,750
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
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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Property of the San Diego Museum of Art; Sotheby's, New York, 29 May 1987, lot 149.
THE PROPERTY OF AN UPSTATE NEW YORK COLLECTOR