|ROMAN LIMESTONE SARCOPHAGUS RELIEF SECTION: YOUTH HOLDING A SIMPULUM
And a beaked oinochoe. His elaborate costume is heavily detailed with incisions. This relief is from the lower part of a funerary couch decorated with a depiction of the deceased reclining on a funerary couch with the servants below.
Palmyra, Ca. AD 220-240
H. 17 in. (43 cm.)
Ex M.B. collection, Westlake Village, California, acquired from Royal-Athena in May 2006.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2009, no. 33.
Cf. R. Stoneman, Palmyra and Its Empire, 1992, pl 16, for another in the Palmyra Museum; M. Colledge, The Art of Palmyra, 1976, Pl. 102, pp.77-78.