View 1 of Lot 80. A Roman Marble Garland Sarcophagus Fragment, circa A.D. 135.
View 1 of Lot 80. A Roman Marble Garland Sarcophagus Fragment, circa A.D. 135.
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A Roman Marble Garland Sarcophagus Fragment, circa A.D. 135

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 GBP

A Roman Marble Garland Sarcophagus Fragment, circa A.D. 135

A Roman Marble Garland Sarcophagus Fragment, circa A.D. 135

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Lot sold:

23,940

GBP

A Roman Marble Garland Sarcophagus Fragment

circa A.D. 135


the short side of a sarcophagus showing erotes holding garlands, carved in relief with a frontal tragic mask set within a swag of deeply-drilled oak leaves and acorns suspended between the corner erote and a stylised bucranium, the remaining section of the front carved with a fragmentary line of Latin inscription reading fece]runt ("had it made", in the plural) above the erote, a vertical channel cutting across the top of the mask for attachment of the lid with a metal clamp.

47 by 57 cm.

private collection, New York
Christie's, New York, December 7th, 1995, no. 118, illus.
Christie's, New York, April 29th, 2019, no. 189, illus.
acquired at the above sale
Helga Herdejürgen, Stadtrömische und italische Girlandensarkophage (Die antiken Sarkophagreliefs, vol. VI.2,1), Berlin, 1996, no. 47, p. 108, pl. 16.5

 

The opposite short side of the same sarcophagus was sold at Sotheby's, New York, November 28th, 1990, no. 104, illus., and is now in a New York private collection.