12 June 2003
A CARVED MARBLE PROFILE PORTRAIT RELIEF OF A ROMAN EMPEROR
Italian, second half 17th century
Depicted facing to dexter and crowned with a laurel wreath; in a painted circular carved wood frame with egg and dart decoration.
Traces of gilding to the frame; the paint surface distressed; shrinkage cracks.
11¾ in. (29.8 cm.) diam.
19 in. (48.2 cm.) diam., overall
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