Description & Technical information

Period:  4th- 5th Century A.D
Origin:  Europe
Provenance: Discovered in 1849 in a Gallo-Roman sarcophagus by Mr. Minguet in the grounds of Château de Montataire, France(accompanied by an old collection label from 1849).
Subsequently kept at Château de Mello, France (accompanied by a handwritten note in the family’s inventory of 1866).
Likely, François Alexandre, 3rd Baron Seillière (1782-1850), who bought the Château de Mello in 1819.
His son, Florentin-Achille, 4th Baron (1813-1873).
His sons, Raymond (1845-1912) and François-Alexandre, 5th Baron Seillière (1849-1932).
Thence by descent.
ALR: S00214480
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Categories: Classical & Egyptian antiquities