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Roman Lead Sarcophagus Panel - Humans, Columns

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Roman Lead Sarcophagus Panel - Humans, Columns
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**Originally Listed At $600**

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd century CE. A panel of a lead sarcophagus with a variety of relief motifs - an upper border of a curved vined with leaves above a scene of two human figures and what may be an altar between three Corinthian columns. These motifs were impressed into the lead using stamps. Prior to the 2nd century, Romans cremated their dead; around that time, inspired by the Greek and Etruscan practice of using sarcophagi, they began to place their dead in sarcophagi. This trend spread rapidly throughout the Roman Empire. In the western part of the Empire, which based on the leaf motif this panel probably came from, sarcophagi were placed inside a mausoleum against a wall or in a niche, so the only decorated panels were on the front and the short sides. The leaf motif refers to actual garlands and flowers used to decorate tombs and altars. Size: 21.4" W x 10.05" H (54.4 cm x 25.5 cm)

Provenance: private Davis collection, Houston, Texas, USA, acquired in August 2000

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Condition
Piece is fragmentary, with a crack through its lower center and one end bent and torn. The other end is in nice condition, giving an idea of the form of the original panel. Encrustations and grey-white patina on surface.
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Roman Lead Sarcophagus Panel - Humans, Columns

Estimate $900 - $1,350
Dec 27, 2019
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Starting Price $350
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0030C: Roman Lead Sarcophagus Panel - Humans, Columns

Sold for $350
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Est. $900 - $1,350Starting Price $350
End of Year Clearance Ancient Ethnographic
Dec 27, 2019 11:00 AM EST
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Lot 0030C Details

Description
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**Originally Listed At $600**

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd century CE. A panel of a lead sarcophagus with a variety of relief motifs - an upper border of a curved vined with leaves above a scene of two human figures and what may be an altar between three Corinthian columns. These motifs were impressed into the lead using stamps. Prior to the 2nd century, Romans cremated their dead; around that time, inspired by the Greek and Etruscan practice of using sarcophagi, they began to place their dead in sarcophagi. This trend spread rapidly throughout the Roman Empire. In the western part of the Empire, which based on the leaf motif this panel probably came from, sarcophagi were placed inside a mausoleum against a wall or in a niche, so the only decorated panels were on the front and the short sides. The leaf motif refers to actual garlands and flowers used to decorate tombs and altars. Size: 21.4" W x 10.05" H (54.4 cm x 25.5 cm)

Provenance: private Davis collection, Houston, Texas, USA, acquired in August 2000

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#138682
Condition
...
Piece is fragmentary, with a crack through its lower center and one end bent and torn. The other end is in nice condition, giving an idea of the form of the original panel. Encrustations and grey-white patina on surface.

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