A Roman marble sarcophagus lid with two erotes and a comic mask
Lot 63*W
A Roman marble sarcophagus panel
£5,000 - 7,000
US$ 8,400 - 12,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Roman marble sarcophagus panel
Late 2nd Century A.D.
Carved in high relief with two flying erotes either side of an Egyptian papyrus umbel, their upper legs raised, their wings arched out behind, one holding a cornucopia or torch, now missing, a comic mask at one corner, 34in (86.3cm) long, repaired and damaged, mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired in 1984.

    Published:
    Christie's Melbourne, Antiquities; The Graham Geddes Collection, Tuesday 15 October 1996, lot 208.

    Literature:
    For sarcophagi fragments with erotes and others with comic mask corners, cf. G.A. Mansuelli, Galleria Degli Uffizi, Le Sculture, Parte I, (Roma 1958), fig. 274, 276 & 296.
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