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A ROMAN ALABASTER CINERARIUM
A ROMAN ALABASTER CINERARIUM

CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

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A ROMAN ALABASTER CINERARIUM CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D. The profiled foot, ovoid body, domed lid and piriform finial each separately sculpted, the body with twin voluted handles rising from leaf shaped handle-plates and merging with the flaring disk rim, the domed lid with two incised bands 19¾ in. (50.2 cm.) high
Provenance
Eichberg Collection (d. 1953); Zürichsee Auktionen, Zurich, 10 April 2003.

Lot Essay

For a related alabaster urn from the via Laurentina, Rome, see no. 149 in Giuliano, ed., Museo Nazionale Romano, Le Sculture, I,1. For a similar example from Leptis Magna, see no. 22 in The Desert Is Not Silent.

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