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A Roman Lead Sarcophagus Fragment, circa late 2nd/mid 3rd Century A.D.

VAT reduced rateReservesUK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

600 - 900 GBP

Property from the Collection of the late Antonin and Christiane Besse

A Roman Lead Sarcophagus Fragment, circa late 2nd/mid 3rd Century A.D.

A Roman Lead Sarcophagus Fragment, circa late 2nd/mid 3rd Century A.D.

Estimate:

600 - 900 GBP

Lot sold:

504

GBP

Property from the Collection of the late Antonin and Christiane Besse

A Roman Lead Sarcophagus Fragment

circa late 2nd/mid 3rd Century A.D.


decorated in relief with vases, fish, a mask, a spiral column, and a frieze of laurel leaves.

37 by 34 cm.

Fragmentary as shown. Somewhat bent in places around edges, and covered in areas with thin layer of lead corrosion. Mounted on wood board with metal brackets, for hanging on a wall.


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Antonin Besse (1927-2016) and Christiane Besse (1928-2021), Beirut and Paris, acquired in the late 1960s/early 1970s, probably from Asfar Bros., Hotel St George, Beirut