14 December 1999
AN OVAL CARVED MARBLE PORTRAIT RELIEF OF A ROMAN EMPEROR
ROMAN, PROBABLY FIRST HALF 17TH CENTURY
In a marbleised wood frame.
Minor restorations and damages.
15 in. (40 cm.) high
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The library of the novelist included a translation by a brilliant young mathematician that foresaw the age of computing
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