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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 162

    TWO ROMAN FRAGMENTARY MARBLE FIGURES OF ANIMALS

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    TWO ROMAN FRAGMENTARY MARBLE FIGURES OF ANIMALS
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    One crouching with raised hindquarters and head turned with upward gaze, the long ears flattened back, naturalistically carved with details of ribs and hair at rear of legs, probably a kid; the other leonine animal in an upright rearing pose, with details of a mane around the neck, both mounted
    13¾ in. (35 cm.) long and 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) high respectively (2)


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    Provenance

    European private collection and previously in America.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR