A fantastic Roman marble funerary stela, c. 2nd - 3rd Century AD, depicting the upper part of a man emerging from a basket within a shrine, laurel wreath on either side, a rosette flanked by flowers in the pediment. The piece is in lovely style the man wearing a tunic with wavy hair, his features nicely rendered. 23 1/2 x 15 1/2 in (59.5 x 39.4 cm). The marble is well-preserved with good surface and deposits. Mounted on a substantial metal base. Ex Cheshire, UK private collection.
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