featuring two dolphins frolicking, a long fern leaf between them, a twisted rope border at the bottom and left of the scene.
Roman lead sarcophagi were unique to the Eastern Mediterranean, specifically Phoenicia. For similar lead sarcophagi, see p. 143-148 in McCann, Roman Sarcophagi in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Dimensions:6 1/2 x 3 7/8 inches (16.5 x 9.8 cm)
Condition: Piece from a larger panel, in very good condition overall.
Provenance: Alex Malloy private collection, acquired in the 1980's.