London, South Kensington
7 October 2010
A PAIR OF BYZANTINE MARBLE COLUMNS
CIRCA 5TH CENTURY A.D.
The Corinthian capitals deeply carved with two registers of scrolling acanthus leaves, atop grey marble cylindrical columns, the cushion-moulded bases on integral rectangular plinths
71 in. (180.5 cm.) high max. (2)
Dr. Gary Karch, USA, 1970s.
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