Carved Carrara Marble Sarcophagus

An eighteenth century Carrara marble sarcophagus, carved after a Roman 2nd century example.   

Italy, circa 1780.

The open sarcophagus carved to the front and side panels with battle scenes reminiscent of the Trojan Wars, the scenes contained by Corinthian columns to each of the corners.

The whole carved from a single piece of white Carrara marble, roughly but evenly hewn to the interior and to the reverse.

Measurements:  16” (41cm) High,  40” (102cm) Wide,  18” (46cm) Deep


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