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    Sale 5444

    Town & Country Perspectives - The Charles Plante Collection

    4 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 11

    AN ITALIAN MARMO GIALLO ANTICO MODEL OF THE SARCOPHAGUS FROM THE TOMB OF THE SCIPIOS

    MID-19TH CENTURY, AFTER THE ANTIQUE, ADAPTED AS AN INKWELL

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    AN ITALIAN MARMO GIALLO ANTICO MODEL OF THE SARCOPHAGUS FROM THE TOMB OF THE SCIPIOS
    Mid-19th century, after the antique, adapted as an inkwell
    The lid with palm-scrolled ends, the front edge inscribed CORNELIVS. CN. F. SCIPIO, the main body Roman Doric entablature above inscription, on black marble plinth
    4¼ x 7½ x 2½ in. (10.5 x 18.5 x 6 cm.)


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