A large Roman marble stele
Lot 154W
A Roman marble funerary stele
Sold for £9,000 (US$ 15,127) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Roman marble funerary stele
Circa 2nd Century A.D.
With decoration in two registers, the upper depicting on the right a reclining male figure holding a cup and a wreath, his veiled wife sitting opposite him holding a baby, a table of food in front, with two small figures to either side, the lower register with a figure on horseback, and a figure to the left holding spears and a shield, a line of a Greek inscribed along the top 'farewell daddy Chareas', 27½in x 16in (69.8cm x 40.6cm), mounted


  • Provenance:
    European collection since the 1970s.

    For a similar funerary stele, although without the lower section, cf. G. Koch, Roman Funerary Sculpture. Catalogue of the Collections, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, 1988, pp. 95-6, no. 34. The lower section may indicate that the deceased was a soldier.