6 December 2007,
Price realised USD 12,500
USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
A ROMAN MARBLE CHILD'S SARCOPHAGUS
CIRCA EARLY 2ND CENTURY A.D.
The front panel carved with a portrait bust of the deceased in the center, his hair brushed forward and closely cropped, flanked by lion-head protomes above thick garlands with flowing ties, ram heads partially preserved at the front corners, the gabled lid with four acroteria
28 in. (71.1 cm.) long
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with Ancient Arts International, Massachusetts.
Anonymous Sale; Christie's, New York, 9 December 1999, lot 341.
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