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A ROMAN MARBLE ACROTERION FRAGMENT
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A ROMAN MARBLE ACROTERION FRAGMENT

CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.

Details
A ROMAN MARBLE ACROTERION FRAGMENT
CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) high
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 14-15 December 1981, lot 353.
Private collection, Australia (lots 11-13, 34, 38, 42, 44, 45, 49-53).
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Sale Room Notice
Please note that the following should be added to the provenance for this lot: With Lord McAlpine of West Green, late 1970s

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Lot Essay

For a similar acroteria see the Portonaccio Sarcophagus, ca. 180-190 A.D., currently in the Museo Nazionale delle Terme in Rome.

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