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    Sale 12239

    Antiquities

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 77

    A ROMAN POLYCHROME WALL-PAINTING FRAGMENT

    CIRCA EARLY 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN POLYCHROME WALL-PAINTING FRAGMENT
    CIRCA EARLY 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Preserving a dancing maenad facing right, her drapery billowing around her lower body and draped over both arms, her torso and breasts bare, her hair bound in a foliate wreath, holding a beribboned cymbal in each hand, on a red ground
    18 7/8 x 14 1/8 in. (48 x 36 cm.) excl. frame


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    Provenance

    Private collection, Switzerland, 1980s.
    with Nina Borowski, Geneva, from whom acquired by the present owner in 1994.