Roman Marble Sarcophagus Fragment
An ancient Roman marble sarcophagus fragment with a carved relief scene depicting a centauromachy; a fallen nude young warrior still holding his sword, lies below a standing centaur.
Ca. 2nd century AD.
There are only a few known examples of Roman sarcophagi with representations of centauromachies, (battles between men and centaurs).
cf.: a sarcophagus with a scene of the Battle between Lapiths and Centaurs, Ostia Museum, Italy.
Formerly in an old French private collection; subsequently sold at auction at the Hotel Drouot, Paris in the 1970s; Sotheby's, New York, December 6th, 2012, lot 35 (accompanied by French cultural export passport).
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