• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 150

    A BYZANTINE MARBLE COLUMN CAPITAL

    CIRCA 6TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BYZANTINE MARBLE COLUMN CAPITAL
    CIRCA 6TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.
    The cylindrical capital carved in high relief with two eagles, their wings outstretched, between foliate tendrils, mounted
    11½ in. (29 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    André Birchers collection; accompanied by a typed paper, possibly from a catalogue reading, 'André Birchers Collection of Genuine Antiquities'.
    Swiss private collection, inherited by the present owner's aunt in 1980.