Cabinet of Curiosities

May 2126, 2022
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LOT 67

Lot 67

Roman Marble Sarcophagus Fragment, 2nd-3rd century AD

Roman Marble Sarcophagus Fragment, 2nd-3rd century AD
Lot 67 Details
Roman Marble Sarcophagus Fragment, 2nd-3rd century AD

depicting the upper torso and head of an erote, now mounted on a hardwood block
marble 8.7 x 5.7 x 3 in — 22 x 14.5 x 7.6 cm; overall 10.5 x 5.75 x 4.5 in — 26.7 x 14.6 x 11.4 cm

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $3,600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Giovanni Conti Antiquario, Florence, Italy, label verso


The two piece fragment has been reduced in thickness (sliced) for mounting

LOT 67

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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