• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 183

    A LATE ROMAN OR BYZANTINE BASALT COLUMN CAPITAL

    SYRIAN, CIRCA 4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A LATE ROMAN OR BYZANTINE BASALT COLUMN CAPITAL
    SYRIAN, CIRCA 4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.
    The shaft with two tiers of outturned acanthus leaves, the abacus with scrolling tendrils in raised relief
    18 in. (45.7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    De-accessioned by an East Coast Museum; acquired by the current owner in a New England auction, early 1990s.