A ROMAN MARBLE SARCOPHAGUS FRAGMENT
Circa 2nd Century A.D.
Preserving a scene from an Amazonomachy, sculpted in high relief with a standing warrior leaning to the left but looking back over his left shoulder, armed as a Roman centurion, with a helmet and a fitted corslet over a short pleated tunic, a sash tied above his waist, carrying a large circular shield in his outstretched left arm, the Amazon to the right seated astride a partially-preserved horse, wearing a belted chiton, her mantle billowing behind, wielding her characteristic double-axe in her raised right hand and carrying a partially-preserved shield in her left, with egg-and-dart molding above
24½ in. (62.2 cm) long