View 1 of Lot 89. A Roman Marble Centauromachy Sarcophagus Fragment, circa mid 2nd Century A.D..
View 1 of Lot 89. A Roman Marble Centauromachy Sarcophagus Fragment, circa mid 2nd Century A.D..
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A Roman Marble Centauromachy Sarcophagus Fragment, circa mid 2nd Century A.D.

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 GBP

A Roman Marble Centauromachy Sarcophagus Fragment, circa mid 2nd Century A.D.

A Roman Marble Centauromachy Sarcophagus Fragment, circa mid 2nd Century A.D.

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot sold:

12,600

GBP

A Roman Marble Centauromachy Sarcophagus Fragment

circa mid 2nd Century A.D.


carved in relief with a fallen young warrior, a fragmentary figure of a centaur behind him.

29.8 by 66 cm.

French private collection, Paris, acquired at auction at the Hôtel Drouot in Paris in the 1970s
Sotheby's, New York, December 6th, 2012, no. 35, illus.
For an untraced sarcophagus with the same scene see C. Robert, Die antiken Sarkophag-Reliefs, vol. III.1, 1897, p. 155f., no. 133, pl. 41. There are only few known examples of sarcophagi with representations of centauromachies, cf. G. Koch, in: Et in Arcadia ego. Studia memoriae prof. T. Mikocki dicata, 2013, pp. 183ff.