A Roman marble sarcophagus fragment

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Lot 36* W
A Roman marble sarcophagus fragment

Sold for £ 45,600 (US$ 60,781) inc. premium

Antiquities

29 Apr 2009, 11:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

A Roman marble sarcophagus fragment
Early 3rd Century A.D.
From the corner of a sarchophagus, carved in high relief on one side with a nude satyr, facing right, with pointed ears and deeply drilled locks, a goat-skin falling in folds over his left shoulder, bending down and pouring wine from a bucket, his left foot on a wine skin, with a diminutive Eros on the right, looking up into the bucket and clasping the rim with his left hand, the remains of a hand in the upper right corner, holding a theatre mask aloft; the left side carved in low relief with a horned lion-griffin in profile striding to the right, 22in (55.9cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Formerly the property of a European collector.

    Published:
    Christie's New York, Antiquities, 9 December 1999, lot 329

    Literature:
    For a sarcophagus with Dionysiac subject-matter dating to the same period, cf. The J.Paul Getty Museum, Roman Funerary Sculpture, Catalogue of the Collections, (Malibu, 1988) no.13, p.36.
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