• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 180

    A ROMAN MARBLE MOSAIC PANEL

    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN MARBLE MOSAIC PANEL
    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
    Preserving the border from one side of a large floor, with elaborate floral scrolling on a black ground, with a head in the corner, perhaps a personification of Summer, surrounded by overgrown acanthus leaves, berries and buds, to the right two deer leaping through the scrolling pursued by a nude Eros, his wings outstretched, aiming his flexed bow at the animals, each deer already wounded, blood dripping from the piercing arrows, the deer to the left collapsing, framed by plain white and ochre bands
    92½ in. (235 cm.) X 30 in. (76.5 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Weller Collection, Munich, circa 1960.
    with Ariadne Gallery, New York, 1993.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III