A ROMAN MARBLE RELIEF FRAGMENT
CIRCA LATE 2ND CENTURY A.D.
From the lid of a sarcophagus depicting the Seasons, preserving the personification of Autumn reclining to his left, the winged figure nude but for a mantle draped over his waist and legs and over his left shoulder, a pedum cradled in his left hand, a fruit-filled basket balanced on his right knee, his right arm extended, grasping a piece of fruit from the basket, a staff tied with ducks once held by Winter preserved to the left, a portion of the tabula preserved to the right
20¼ in. (51.4 cm.) long
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 8 July 1991, lot 408.