Two Etruscan strigillated lidded cinerary urns 2
Lot 278*
Two Roman marble cinerary urns 2
Sold for £108,000 (US$ 181,528) inc. premium
Lot Details
Two Roman marble cinerary urns
Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.
Both decorated with strigillation around the main body and lid, with tongues around the foot and lower body, the conical lids surmounted with knopped handles, the smaller with a double scrolling ribbed handle to either side, with the remains of iron clamps at the lid and body, 16in (40.6cm) high; the larger with grooved angular loop handles to either side, 19in (48.3cm) high (2)


  • Provenance:
    Property from the Collection of Sir Daniel Donohue.

    For other strigillated urns, cf. B. Palma, I Marmi Ludovisi: Storia della Collezione, 'Museo Nazionale Romano, Le Sculture', vol.I,4, Rome, 1983, figs. 111-2.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that it has been suggested that the urns might be made of limestone.
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