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Fragment of funerary (sarcophagus ?) relief

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The relief appears to have been broken on all edges save perhaps the bottom. The surfaces are chipped. The tiny bust is perhaps to be imagined as set against the draped couch of a much larger figure in high relief. A young man is represented. He has elaborate hair in two rows of corkscrew...

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Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Dana Estes

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, 2nd century A.D.

Place of Manufacture

Palmyra, Syria

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 407.


Height: 21.5 cm (8 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World