Roman Marble Sarcophagus Fragment - PF.5532
Origin: Mediterranean
Circa: 75 AD to 125 AD
Dimensions: 9.375" (23.8cm) high x 10" (25.4cm) wide
Collection: Classical
Style: Roman
Medium: Marble


Preserving the right half of the tondo from a strigillated sarcophagus, the facing head of a bearded man with short cropped hair, a wide nose and pointed chin. Two flutes of the strigillations are visible to the right. Could this be a lasting memorial to the man who would have been entombed inside the sarcophagus? Or perhaps he was the spouse of a long lost loved one. We can be sure that this effigy represented a specific individual. Elements of portraiture are evident in his eyebrows and bulging eyes carved in high relief as well as the hair and beard. While the memory of this man’s persona has vanished behind the curtain of time, his image and existence will be forever recorded on this memorial to the fleeting fragility of life. - (PF.5532)



Home | About Us | Exhibits | Contact Us | Services | Publications | Search | Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy | Security

Fayez Barakat, Art From Ancient Lands, Barakat Publications, Ancient Jalisco Art, Ancient Colima Art, Ancient Nayarit Art, Art of Ancient Africa, Roman Oil Lamps,
Roman Coin Jewelry, African Masks, Sand Core Glass, Egyptian Scarabs, Classical Antiquities, Pre-Columbian Jade, Pre-Columbian Gold
Animals on Coins, Emperor Maurice Tiberius, Emperor Marcus Aurelius, Islamic Gold Coins, Athenian Tetradrachms
Emperor Constantine 1 the Great, Emperor Antoninus Pius, Emperor Commodus, Ancient Jewish Coins, Bactrian Coins, Emperor Justinian,
Emperor Elagabalus, Alexander the Great Tetradrachms, Egyptian Antiquities, Biblical Antiquities, Classical Antiquities, Near Eastern Art,
Byzantine Art,Pre-Columbian Art, African & Tribal Art, Asian Art, Chinese Art, Russian Icons, Coin Jewelry, Greek Coins, Roman Coins, Byzantine Coins

405 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills CA 90210 | Phone:310.859.8408 | Fax 310.276.1346
58 Brook Street, London W1K 5DT, UK Tel: +44 (0) 207 493.7778 | Fax: +44 (0) 207 493.9593
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Email Barakat Gallery | Contact Web Master/Designer