Roman Marble Sarcophagus Fragment
An ancient Roman marble sarcophagus fragment with a carved relief depicting a centauromachy scene, with a fallen nude young warrior below a standing centaur.
Ca. 2nd century AD.
There are only a few known examples of sarcophagi with representations of centauromachies.
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.
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