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    Sale 2056

    ANTIQUITIES

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 185

    A BYZANTINE BASALT RELIEF

    SYRIAN, CIRCA 5TH-6TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    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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    Provenance

    Asian Collection, acquired between 1968-1972.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 8 June 2001, lot 308.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A FLORIDA PRIVATE COLLECTOR