EARLY IMPERIAL ROMAN STRIGILATED MARBLE URN

An Imperial Roman marble strigilated urn with original lid, the two handles as intertwined vines. Deeply cut spiral grooves over the body of the vessel, tapering downward to a ring base on a flared foot. Short circular neck with turned out mouth, the conical lid deeply carved in the same strigilated pattern as the body, with a knobbed terminal.

 

Antonine era, second half of the 2ND Century AD

ntact, 47 x 52 cm (18 1⁄2 x 20 1⁄2")

London family collection, 1970s, thence by descent.

With a United Kingdom export license

 

(#rm5699mr)

 

Published: 

Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVIII (New York, 2019) p.32

 

 

Comparanda:

Metropolitan Museum of Art  acc. no.2007.31a.b

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