9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 52,500
Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000
A ROMAN MARBLE ENTABLATURE FRAGMENT
CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
Preserving a portion of the frieze and architrave of an architectural superstructure, with a ram protome projecting from one side in high relief, naturalistically depicted, turned slightly to its left, the woolen fleece deeply drilled, including small curling locks along the top of the downturned head, the long muzzle with flaring nostrils and bulging eyes, the ridged horns underslung, the mostly-lost forelegs extending below, the side with a vine wrapped with twisted tendrils, berries at the top, angled moldings below with layered zigzags, acanthus in the triangular voids, an unadorned molding above
18 5/8 in. (47.3 cm.) high
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English Private Collector, late 1970s.
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