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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 42

    A ROMAN MARBLE SARCOPHAGUS FRAGMENT WITH A VEILED FEMALE HEAD

    LATE 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D., ASIA MINOR

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN MARBLE SARCOPHAGUS FRAGMENT WITH A VEILED FEMALE HEAD
    LATE 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D., ASIA MINOR
    Of 'Sidamara' type, depicting a female head with a veil drawn over her centrally-parted wavy hair, with downward gaze and head turned to her right, against an elaborate architectural background, with a fragmentary cornice composed of bands of egg and dart mouldings, dentils and other motifs
    8 5/8 x 10½ in. (22 x 26.7 cm.)


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    Provenance

    German private collection, formed during the 1960s-1970s.