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A Marble Sarcophagus Relief Fragment with Medea and her Children, Roman Imperial, circa A.D. 170-180
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 USD
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A Marble Sarcophagus Relief Fragment with Medea and her Children, Roman Imperial, circa A.D. 170-180
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 USD
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A Marble Sarcophagus Relief Fragment with Medea and her Children, Roman Imperial, circa A.D. 170-180

carved in high relief with Medea holding a dagger and contemplating the murder of her two children playing before her, a bed and the hand of Glauke in the background, the reverse re-carved in Italy in the Medieval period with an interlace motif.


26 by 17 1/2 by 5 1/2 in. 66 by 44.5 by 14 cm.
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Provenance

Baron Valentin de Courcel (1838-1917), Villa Faustina, Promenade de la Croisette, Cannes, France, as of 1893 (Baussy et Morot, Vente aux enchères des sculptures de la Villa Faustina à Cannes, November 27th, 1923)

Literature

Adolf Michaelis, "La raccolta de Courcel a Cannes," Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts. Römische Abteilung, vol. 8, 1893, p. 180, no. 9
Carl Robert, Die antiken Sarkophagreliefs, vol. III, 3: Niobiden-Triptolemos. Ungedeutet, Berlin, 1919, p. 563, no. 201.2
Vassiliki Gaggadis-Robin, Jason et Médée sur les sarcophages d'époque impériale, Rome, 1994, p. 15, cat. no. 14, fig. 25
Marie-Claire Amouretti and Pierre Villard, eds., Eykpata. Mélanges offerts à Claude Vatin, Aix-en-Provence, 1994, p. 35

Egyptian, Classical, and Western Asiatic Antiquities

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