11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 10,625
Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000
A ROMAN WALL-PAINTING FRAGMENT
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Preserving a tropaeum composed of a winged helmet with contoured cheek-pieces, a cuirass draped with a mantle and a baldric, a griffin-head scepter to the right
8½ in. (21.6 cm.) long
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A tropaeum is a monument set up with the arms of one's vanquished foe to commemorate victory in battle. By the Roman Period, the battle trophy was used publicly as political propaganda and eventually also privately as a recognizable and charged decorative motif.
Swiss Private Collection (J.B.), acquired prior to 1974.
with Jean-David Cahn, Basel, 2005.
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III
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