9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 3,500
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
A BYZANTINE BASALT RELIEF
SYRIAN, CIRCA 5TH-6TH CENTURY A.D.
Perhaps an altar screen, sculpted in raised relief with two peacocks facing a pedestaled krater, their tails with incised circles, a small bird below the tail of the peacock to the left, two symbols and a two-letter Greek inscription above, and a small bird above the tail of the peacock to the right, the panel framed by simple guilloche
61 in. (154.9 cm.) long
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Asian Collection, acquired between 1968-1972.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 8 June 2001, lot 308.
THE PROPERTY OF A FLORIDA PRIVATE COLLECTOR