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A ROMAN MARBLE STELE
A ROMAN MARBLE STELE

CIRCA 2ND CENTURY-3RD CENTURY A.D.

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A ROMAN MARBLE STELE
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY-3RD CENTURY A.D.
In the form of a naiskos with an unadorned pediment, supported by two Corinthian columns, the upper parts fluted, framing a himation-clad standing male figure, his proper right arm across his chest holding drapery, his left grasping the folds at his side, head turned to the left gazing at the draped figure of a child leaning against a column, the child's head turned to meet his gaze, holding a rectangular object, an inscription in Greek running below the figures and another along the base reading: '...from Karpasos, blessed one, farewell'
28¾ in. (70 cm.) high
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Bonham's, London, 21 October 1999, lot 203.
with Richard Philp, UK.
Private collection, UK, acquired December 1999.

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PUBLISHED:
A. Chaniotis, et al., 'Unknown provenance. Epitaph, undated (49.2371)', Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Brill Online, 2013.

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