• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 151

    A BYZANTINE LIMESTONE CAPITAL

    CIRCA 5TH-6TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BYZANTINE LIMESTONE CAPITAL
    CIRCA 5TH-6TH CENTURY A.D.
    Carved on four sides with various cruciform motifs, including a Chi-Rho, emerging from scrolling acanthus leaves, the top section carved with eight-armed cruciform design, mounted
    9 in. (22.9 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a European collection since the 1980s.