A Roman marble relief fragment
Lot 389
A Roman marble relief fragment
Sold for £1,800 (US$ 3,023) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Roman marble relief fragment
Circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D.
Probably from a sarcophagus, carved with the head of a boar in profile to the left, with a curved muzzle and upturned snout, the mouth ajar, with a curling tusk at the side, the small eye with recessed pupil, straggly fur on the neck, the top of its outstretched leg visible below, 55/8in (14.2cm) long, mounted


  • Provenance:
    Acquired by the current owner at auction in France.

    For a similar example showing a profile head of a boar with its leg just beneath its head, cf. The J. Paul Getty Museum Catalogue of the Collections, Roman Funerary Sculpture, (California 1988), p.45, no.15.