9 December 2008
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
A ROMAN MARBLE FINIAL
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
In the form of overlapping acanthus leaves, the larger with their tips curving outward, supporting a cluster of berries overlapped by tendrils, preserving traces of red pigment, with a central vertical drilled perforation
13½ in. (34.2 cm.) high
Acquired by Lt. General T.B. Herndon in Sabratha, Lybia, in 1942.
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