7 December 2000
TWO ROMAN MARBLE RELIEF FRAGMENTS
Circa 3rd Century A.D.
Including the left end of a sarcophagus preserving a standing draped female figure in relief, wearing a high belted chiton, holding the drapery of her skirt at her left hip; and the left end of a strigil sarcophagus preserving a standing Eros leaning on a lowered torch
25¼ in. (64.1 cm) high for the first (2)
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