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A Roman Marble Strigillated Season Sarcophagus, Middle Antonine, circa A.D. 160/170
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A Roman Marble Strigillated Season Sarcophagus, Middle Antonine, circa A.D. 160/170
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A Roman Marble Strigillated Season Sarcophagus, Middle Antonine, circa A.D. 160/170
with rounded ends, each end panel in front carved in high relief with the personification of a Season in the form of an erote seated on a rocky outcrop with an animal underneath, Summer on the right holding ears of corn and Autumn on the left with clusters of grapes.
68.5 by 211 by 62.5 cm.
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Provenance

Italian private collection, circa 18th Century (based on restoration techniques)
Rome art market (based on a photograph archived in 1963)
Dr. Antoine Cloëtta, Switzerland, acquired in the 1950s
by descent to the previous owners until 2014, when acquired by the present owner

Literature

photograph accessioned in 1963, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Rome, neg. no. 63.2119 (http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/objekt/136055)
Peter Kranz, Jahreszeiten-Sarkophage (Die antiken Sarkophagreliefs, vol. V.4), Berlin, 1984, p. 223, no. 142, pl. 66,1

Catalogue Note

According to Peter Kranz (op. cit., p. 63f.), the present lot is the earliest known example of a strigillated season sarcophagus, followed closely by an early Severan example in the cloisters of the Cathedral at Amalfi (Kranz, op. cit., p. 223, no. 141, pl. 66,2).

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