A Roman marble stele with a huntsman
Lot 61*W
A Roman marble stele with a huntsman
Sold for £9,600 (US$ 16,126) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Roman marble stele with a huntsman
Circa 3rd Century A.D.
On horseback wearing a tunic and chlamys billowing behind him, holding a spear in his right hand and the reins with his left, the horse wearing a bridle and leaping with its forelegs raised, a hound attacking a boar beneath, with a tree to the right, the stele inscribed in Latin above and below, for Jupiter Sabazius by a soldier of the Second Praetorian Cohort, century of Mercator, whose name is Valerius Aulusanus, 16in (40.4cm) high, repaired with some damage, with an old lead export tag, mounted


  • Provenance:
    Acquired from Cesare della Seta 1982, accompanied by an old lead export tag.

    On loan to the University of Melbourne, Australia, March 1988 - July 2003.

    Valerius Aulusanus was probably Thracian. The stele is likely originally to have come from Rome.