13 May 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 3,500
AN ITALIAN SIENA MARBLE MODEL OF THE COLUMN OF PHOCAS
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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