8 June 2005
THE PROPERTY OF VLADIMIR KOVALIK
A ROMAN MARBLE RELIEF FRAGMENT
CIRCA LATE 2ND-EARLY 3RD CENTURY A.D.
Likely from a sarcophagus, perhaps depicting the Caledonian boar hunt, preserving a wild boar moving to the right, with a flat snout and prominent tusk overhanging the muzzle, the long ear erect, with tufted coarse hair around the neck and along the body, fragments of a galloping horse preserved above
13¼ in. (33.7 cm.) wide
Acquired by the owner's family in Slovakia prior to 1938.
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