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Ancient Art

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

mid–2nd century and 12th century

Marble with marble and porphyry inlay

136 × 111 × 7 cm (53 9/16 × 43 11/16 × 2 3/4 in.)
Ruth Elizabeth White Fund
On view
Italian, Rome
mid–2nd century and 12th century

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,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2016.pdf (accessed December 1, 2016).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.