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A Roman Marble Funerary Stele, Asia Minor, circa 2nd/3rd Century A.D.

Property from a European Private Collection

A Roman Marble Funerary Stele, Asia Minor, circa 2nd/3rd Century A.D.

A Roman Marble Funerary Stele, Asia Minor, circa 2nd/3rd Century A.D.

Property from a European Private Collection

A Roman Marble Funerary Stele, Asia Minor

circa 2nd/3rd Century A.D.


of low pedimented form with broad tenon, carved in low relief within an arched architectural frame, the upper register with a man reclining on a kline and holding a wreath before a tripod table laden with victuals, a scythe above him, and a seated woman with a basket and mirror behind her, the lower register with two oxen moving to right between two columns, four lines of Greek inscription engraved below recording a dedication by Asklepiades to his wife, “for the sake of memory”.

63 by 37.5 by 7 cm. with tenon

As shown. Minor chips and abrasions. Surface weathering affecting especially right side of relief decoration (front part of bulls, and body and couch of reclining figure), whilst basket and mirror are still crisp, as is left side of the inscription. Area of incrustation.


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Christie’s, London, May 6th, 1982, no. 249, illus.
acquired by the present owner at the above sale