A Roman Marble Sarcophagus Relief Fragment with Sleeping Eros, 3rd Century A.D.
from the right end of the front panel of a strigillated sarcophagus, the young god leaning on a downturned torch and holding a wreath in his right hand; repaired.
Height 55 cm.
Stéphane Blot (1931-2014), Paris, reputedly acquired at auction at the Hôtel des ventes de Bourg-en-Bresse, Maître Marc-Arthur Kohn, commissaire-priseur, March 15th, 1981
French private collection, Cannes, by descent (Cannes Enchères, July 22nd, 2018, no. 200, illus.)
acquired at the above sale by the present owner