12 December 2002
This lot is offered without a reserve
A ROMAN MARBLE MOSAIC PANEL
Circa 3rd Century A.D.
The rectangular panel with red, gray, black, brown, and tan tesserae on a cream ground, preserving the legs of a beastiarius between two lions, a wavy ribbon border below
54½ in. x 22¾ in. (138.4 cm x 57.7 cm)
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