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    Sale 2056

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    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 172

    A ROMAN MARBLE COMPOSITE PILASTER CAPITAL

    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN MARBLE COMPOSITE PILASTER CAPITAL
    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
    Carved in high relief, with outsplayed acanthus leaves in two alternating tiers, deeply drilled, a volute at the upper left corner, a projecting knob at the top of the abacus in the form of a downward-facing bearded theater mask
    14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with Gawain McKinley, London, 1980s.