A Roman marble griffin sarcophagus relief
Lot 233*W
A Roman marble griffin sarcophagus relief
Sold for £3,500 (US$ 5,882) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Roman marble griffin sarcophagus relief
Circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D.
Carved below a plain upper border with a griffin above waves facing a dolphin tail, with drilled details including the tail and the griffin's features, 14in (35cm) long

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Cyrus Collection. Property of Fay Safani, New York.
    Inherited from Edward Safani, acquired in the 1950s.

    Literature:
    For a similar representation of a sea griffin on a sarcophagus relief, cf. M. Comstock and C. Vermeule, Sculpture in Stone, The Greek, Roman and Etruscan Collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 1976, p. 170, no. 272.
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