Roman Marble Sarcophagus Fragment

An ancient Roman marble fragment from the corner of a sarcophagus lid with an image of the head of a satyr in relief with deeply drilled eyes gazing upward, wild hair bound in a top knot, and a partial inscription, LVCIA, above and an incised image of an Eros on the central panel.

Ca. late 2nd - 3rd century AD.
Length: 12 1/2 in. (32 cm).
cf.: B. Andreae et al., Deutsches Archaologisches Institut Bildkatalog Der Skulpturen Des Vatikanischen Museums Band I Museo Chiaramonti Teilband 3, De Gruyter, (1995), fig. 406a, 406b
Formerly in a Nantucket private collection
Inv#: 8171
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