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Marble funerary relief

2nd–3rd century A.D.
H.: 25 1/4 in. (64.1 cm) Other: 23 in. (58.4 cm)
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
Funerary reliefs in the shape of a circular tondo, depicting a man and a woman or, as in this case, the whole family, are known principally from Thrace, northern Greece, and the Danube provinces. Some are inscribed, but this example leaves the man, his wife, and his two sons unnamed.
[Until 1929, with the Kalebjian Frères, Paris]; [1929, purchased by Joseph Brummer from the Kalebjian Frères]; [1929-1949, with Joseph Brummer]; acquired in 1949, purchsed through Parke-Bernet Galleries at the Brummer posthumous sale.

1949. Classical and Medieval Stone Sculptures, Part III of the Art Collection Belonging to the Estate of the Late Joseph Brummer. June 8–9, 1949. no. 556.

Zanker, Paul. 2016. Roman Portraits: Sculptures in Stone and Bronze in the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 100, pp. 242, 256–57, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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