6 December 2007
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
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
with Ancient Arts International, Massachusetts.
Anonymous Sale; Christie's, New York, 9 December 1999, lot 341.
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