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    Sale 5354

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    13 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 97

    AN ITALIAN SIENA MARBLE MODEL OF THE COLUMN OF PHOCAS

    MID-19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN ITALIAN SIENA MARBLE MODEL OF THE COLUMN OF PHOCAS
    MID-19TH CENTURY
    After the Antique, surmounted by a bronze figure of the emperor, inscribed 'COLONNA FOCA'
    16 3/8 in. (41.5 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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