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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 164

    A ROMAN MARBLE FRAGMENT OF A FOOT

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN MARBLE FRAGMENT OF A FOOT
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Depicting the lower part of a left foot, with detailed toes, on integral base, remains of iron tang attachments; and a Roman marble Mithraic Tauroctonus relief fragment, with the figure of Cautopates (Night) holding his symbolic torch, wearing a Phrygian cap and short girdled tunic, above is the bust of Sol, the cloak of Mithras billowing out with a bird perched above, on the ground is the hind foot of the bull and a snake's tail, 2nd-3rd Century A.D.
    8¼ x 7 in. (21 x 18 cm.) (2)


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    Provenance

    Item one: European private collection, acquired in the early 1990s.
    Item two: acquired in Strasbourg, 1990s, formerly in a French private collection.