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A ROMAN MARBLE TABLE SUPPORT
A ROMAN MARBLE TABLE SUPPORT

CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

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A ROMAN MARBLE TABLE SUPPORT
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Each end of the solid rectangular slab carved with a winged lynx head emerging from a massive feline paw, each with its tongue lolling between ferocious teeth, with large sickle-shaped wings, the tips curving outward, a conical krater filled with fruit between on one side, an ivy leaf on the other, the upper surface of the cornice with shallow grooves centered by a mortise for attachment of the table top
27¾ in. (70.5 cm.) wide
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 10-11 July 1989, lot 233.

Lot Essay

For a discussion of furniture supports see Vermeule, "Bench and Table Supports: Roman Egypt and Beyond" in Simpson and Davis, eds., Studies in Ancient Egypt, the Aegean and the Sudan, Essays in Honor of Dows Dunham on the Occasion of his 90th Birthday, June 1, 1980.
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