3057
3057
A ROMAN MARBLE RELIEF THEATRE MASK
3RD CENTURY AD
Estimate
120,000180,000
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3057
A ROMAN MARBLE RELIEF THEATRE MASK
3RD CENTURY AD
Estimate
120,000180,000
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Details & Cataloguing

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A ROMAN MARBLE RELIEF THEATRE MASK
3RD CENTURY AD
from a strigillated sarcophagus, facing left with a gaping mouth below hollowed out eyes, rendered wearing a headcloth
h. 32.4 cm, 12 3/4  in.
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Provenance

A Belgian private collection, acquired in the second part of the 20th century or earlier.

Catalogue Note

The present mask was originally addorsed to another mask beneath a central medallion carved with the portrait bust(s) of the deceased; see, for instance, a sarcophagus in Pisa, included in Peter Kranz, Jahreszeiten-Sarkophage: Entwicklung und Ikonographie des Motivs der vier Jahreszeiten auf kaiserzeitlichen Sarkophagen und Sarkophagdeckeln, Die antiken Sarkophagreliefs, vol. 5, pt. 4, 1984, no. 157, pl. 70,3, Arachne no. 136145 (http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/objekt/136145).

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