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    Sale 7682

    IMPERIAL DESIGN From Stockholm to St Petersburg

    25 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 102

    AN ITALIAN ROSSO ANTICO MODEL OF THE COLUMN OF PHOCAS

    CIRCA 1860

    Price Realised  

    AN ITALIAN ROSSO ANTICO MODEL OF THE COLUMN OF PHOCAS
    CIRCA 1860
    Surmounted with an ormolu figure of the Emperor, the base with Latin commemorative inscription, on a later black plinth
    24 in. (61 cm.) high


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    The column of Phocas, at 56 feet in height, was the last monument to be erected in the Roman Forum. It was constructed of ancient fragments and was dedicated in 608 A.D. to the Byzantine emperor Phocas (d.610 AD) whose gilded statue stood on top.

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    Provenance

    From the collection of a German Royal family.