11 December 2003
A ROMAN MARBLE ARCHITRAVE FRAGMENT
Circa 3rd Century A.D.
Perhaps from an architrave, preserving a triton at the center emerging from waves, with a Nereid on either side, each facing in with her head turned back, her mantle billowing behind, the one to the left riding a sea lion, the one to the right riding a hippocamp, three bands of deeply-drilled bead-and-reel and foliate moldings below, the upper edges preserving two mortises designed to receive metal clamps
45½ in. (115.6 cm.) long
Gift of Mrs. H.G. Carnell, 1929.
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SOLD BY THE ORDER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE DAYTON ART INSTITUTE TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND
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