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Roman Marble Sarcophagus Fragment - Somnos
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Description
Roman Empire, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. Small but quite striking marble bust of Somnos (Greek Hypnos) , God of Sleep. Looking slightly to the left, long tresses to each side and small wings emerging from behind the head - his gaze almost hypnotic. How appropriate that this god was used on the sarcophagus in preparation for eternal sleep. Size: 4.25" W x 6" H (10.8 cm x 15.2 cm)

Lucite stand for photographic purposes and not included.

Provenance: private Englewood, Colorado USA collection; ex-Komer Gallery, New York City, New York USA circa 1965

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#161432
Condition
Section of a much larger sarcophagus, details still quite fine.
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Roman Marble Sarcophagus Fragment - Somnos

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000
Jan 21, 2021
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Starting Price $1,200
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0021: Roman Marble Sarcophagus Fragment - Somnos

Sold for $2,000
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Est. $2,000 - $3,000Starting Price $1,200
Ancient / Ethnographic From Around The World
Jan 21, 2021 10:00 AM EST
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Lot 0021 Details

Description
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Roman Empire, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. Small but quite striking marble bust of Somnos (Greek Hypnos) , God of Sleep. Looking slightly to the left, long tresses to each side and small wings emerging from behind the head - his gaze almost hypnotic. How appropriate that this god was used on the sarcophagus in preparation for eternal sleep. Size: 4.25" W x 6" H (10.8 cm x 15.2 cm)

Lucite stand for photographic purposes and not included.

Provenance: private Englewood, Colorado USA collection; ex-Komer Gallery, New York City, New York USA circa 1965

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.

#161432
Condition
...
Section of a much larger sarcophagus, details still quite fine.

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