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Fragment of sarcophagus

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The upper molding consists of an enriched, rolled fillet, two flat bands, and a heavy egg-and-dart course, the last deeply undercut to produce strong shadows. Two wingless Amorini or children are preserved as far as their thighs. The first wearing a cloak over the left shoulder and a strap...

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Provenance

By 1973: with Mohammad Yeganeh, Telemannstrasse 5, 6 Frankfurt/M., Germany; purchased by MFA from Mohammad Yeganeh, June 13, 1973

Credit Line

Mary S. and Edward Jackson Holmes Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 200–225

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 246; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 113 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x width x thickness: 53 x 38 x 18 cm (20 7/8 x 14 15/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1973.480

Medium or Technique

Marble with considerable small crystals, probably from western or northwest Asia Minor

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture