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    Sale 7631

    Important European Furniture & Sculpture

    4 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 18

    A PAIR OF RECTANGULAR CARVED ALABASTER RELIEFS OF VESTALS

    GERMAN, FOURTH QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF RECTANGULAR CARVED ALABASTER RELIEFS OF VESTALS
    GERMAN, FOURTH QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
    Each figure depicted veiled and standing in front of a flaming altar; each in a rectangular gilt-wood frame with repeating foliate decoration and rosettes to the corners; minor losses
    7¼ x 4¾ in. (18.4 x 12 cm.) each relief; 9 5/8 x 6¾ in. (24.4 x 17.2 cm.) the frames (2)


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