• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 146

    A ROMAN WALL-PAINTING FRAGMENT

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN WALL-PAINTING FRAGMENT
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Preserving a female tragic mask atop a shelf with beams below, the mask with a high onkos tied with a red fillet, with wide open eyes and an agape downturned mouth
    8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    with Mathias Komor (1905-1984), New York, 1960s.
    American Private Collection.
    Anonymous sale; Bonhams, London, 20 October 2005, lot 176.


    Pre-Lot Text

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