13 November 2003
A CARVED FRAGMENTARY LIMESTONE RELIEF
Italian, last quarter 15th century
The upper field with acanthus and dentil decoration; the central band with a coat of arms, garlands and ribbons; the lower band with carved beading; on a modern metal stand.
Chips, damages and losses.
20 x 12 in. (50.8 x 30.5 cm.)
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J. Pope-Hennessy, Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1964, vol. III, nos. 310-312 and 421.
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