Cosmati opus sectile panel with inscription from a Roman sarcophagus (reused) on the reverse Artist: Unknown

mid–2nd century and 12th century

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On view, 1st floor, Ancient Art


Marble with marble and porphyry inlay


136 × 111 × 7 cm (53 9/16 × 43 11/16 × 2 3/4 in.)

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Ruth Elizabeth White Fund

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mid–2nd century and 12th century


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Church of San Gregorio Magno al Celio, Rome (before 1574); Swiss art market, acquired prior to 1960; Sold by Pino Donati, Switzerland (ca. 1960); Collection of Edith Hafter, Solothurn, Switzerland (1909–97); by descent to Donati Arte Classica, Lugano, Switzerland; Galerie Chenel, Paris; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., acquired from the above, 2015.

  • "Acquisitions July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016," (accessed December 1, 2016).

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