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    Sale 2056

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    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 183

    A ROMAN MARBLE MOSAIC PANEL

    CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN MARBLE MOSAIC PANEL
    CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.
    Preserving fifteen dolphins in a one-directional sinusoid, each dolphin with a dorsal fin, flippers and flukes, their bodies black, white and gray, on a cream ground
    84 in. (213.4 cm.) X 52 3/8 in. (133 cm.)


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    For a similar example from El Djem (ancient Thysdrus) see no. 218 in Blanchard-Lemée, et al., Mosaics of Roman Africa, Floor Mosaics from Tunisia.

    Provenance

    French Private Collection, 1990.