Ancient Roman Marble Huge Roman Sarcophagus Panel. EX-CHRISTIES 1974. Published. 90 x 69 x 15 cm.

Description
Ancient Roman Marble Huge Roman Sarcophagus Panel. EX-CHRISTIES 1974. Published. 90 x 69 x 15 cm.
3rd century AD

Roman Sarcophagus panel.
3rd century AD.
Marble.

Dimensions: 90 x 69 x 15 cm.

Provenance: Christie´s auction house May 1st, 1974.

Published: CHAMAY, J.; GUGGISBERG, M.; ANHEUSER, K.: “L´aurige et les chasseurs. The charioteer and the hunters”, Chaman Edition, 2007.

Sarcophagus panel with high-relief sculpted figures depicting a hunting scene: a young hunter armed with a short spear, a boar already skewered, and in the background, behind the boar, an oak with acorns. In the scene, the hunter, who could be the young Diocletian, was required according to a prophecy to kill a wild boar with his own hands to gain access to the Empire, also recalling the myth of the Calydon Wild Boar Hunt, a very recurring theme in Roman iconography.

The upper part of the sarcophagus panel is decorated with a garland of potentila (cinquefoil) leaves and flowers, a motif frequently used in Roman decorative contexts.

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Lot details
Culture
Ancient Roman
Material
Marble
Object
Huge Roman Sarcophagus Panel. EX-CHRISTIES 1974. Published. 90 x 69 x 15 cm.
Century/ Timeframe
3rd century AD
Condition
Good Condition, See Photo
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