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AN ITALIAN GIALLO ANTICO MODEL OF THE COLUMN OF PHOCAS
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AN ITALIAN GIALLO ANTICO MODEL OF THE COLUMN OF PHOCAS

CIRCA 1840, AFTER THE ANTIQUE

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AN ITALIAN GIALLO ANTICO MODEL OF THE COLUMN OF PHOCAS
CIRCA 1840, AFTER THE ANTIQUE
Surmounted by a figure of Phocas, on black marble plinth
18¼ in. (46.5 cm.) high
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.

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Lot Essay

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 whose gilded statue stood on top.

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