12 June 2002
PROPERTY OF PROFESSOR AND MRS. SID PORT
A ROMAN LIMESTONE STELE
Circa 3rd Century A.D.
With two spirally fluted columns supporting an arching pediment with palmette acroteria, framing a horse and rider in profile to the right, the heads turned frontal, the horse with a long mane and bulging eyes, wearing a bridle attached to reins held in the rider's left hand, the bearded rider with a club in his right hand, wearing a short tunic and ankle boots, his mantle billowing behind
17¾ in. (45.1 cm) high
Classical, Egyptian, Western Asiatic, British and Celtic Antiquities, Ancient Jewellery, African, Pre-Columbian, North American Indian, Melanesian, Polynesian, and Australian Art, Christie's London, 11 July 1973, lot 171
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Possibly representing the Thracian Horseman
This lot is being offered not subject to a reserve.
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