The J. Paul Getty Museum

Sarcophagus

Object Details

Title:

Sarcophagus

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Roman

Places:

Rome, Lazio, Italy (Place Created)

Vigna Casali (near Porta Capena), Rome, Italy (Place Found)

Date:

A.D. 210–220

Medium:

Marble

Object Number:

83.AA.275.1

Dimensions:

40.5 × 172.5 × 47 cm (15 15/16 × 67 15/16 × 18 1/2 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
by 1871 - 1872

Found: Vigna Casali (near Porta Capena), Rome, Italy

- 1888

Giuseppe Scalambrini (Rome, Italy) [sold, Collezione Scalambrini, public auction directed by Vincenzo Capobianchi, Rome, February 24, 1888, lot 608.]

by 1921 - still in 1929

on display in the Palazzo Lazzaroni (Via dei Lucchesi, Rome, Italy)

by 1965 - 1971

John Jacob Astor, first baron Astor of Hever, 1886 - 1971 (Hever Castle, Kent), by descent to his son, Gavin Astor, 1971.

1971 - 1983

Gavin Astor, second baron Astor of Hever, 1918 - 1984 (Hever Castle, Kent, England) [sold, Antiquities: The Property of The Lord Astor of Hever, July 11, 1983, lot 370, sold through Royal Athena Galleries to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1983.]

Bibliography
Bibliography

Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum (Berlin: 1862-), vol. 6 (Rome), pt. 1, nos. 3834, 31733.

Matz, Friedrich, and F. von Duhn. Antike Bildwerke in Rom. 3 vols. (Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1881-82), no. 2263.

Catalogo della collezione Scalambrini di Roma [...](Rome: Tipografia A. Befani, 1888), lot no. 608.

Astor, G. Statuary and Sculpture at Hever (Ipswich: W. S. Cowell, 1969), p. 9, no. 82.

Sotheby's, London. Antiquities: The Property of the Lord Astor of Hever [...]. July 11-12, 1983, lot no. 370.

Koch, Guntram, with Karol Wight. Roman Funerary Sculpture: Catalogue of the Collections (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1988), pp. 36-42, no. 13, ill.

Santolini Giordani, Rita. Antichità Casali: La collezione di Villa Casali a Roma. Studi Miscellanei 27. (Rome: Bretschneider, 1989), pp. 74, 131 f., no. 80, pl. xv.

Dresken-Weiland, Jutta. Sarkophagbestattungen des 4.-6. Jahrhunderts im Westen des römischen Reiches (Rome: Herder, 2003), p. 243, no. 3834 = 31733.

Borg, Barbara. Crisis and Ambition: Tombs and Burial Customs in Third-century CE Rome (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 126-28, fig. 75.

Dimas, Stephanie, et al. Die Antikensammlungen von Hever Castle, Cliveden, Bignor Park und Knole. (Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, 2013), pp. 105-108, cat. no. He 43, pls. 44-46.