Lot 8
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An Attic Marble Anthemion from a Grave Stele, circa 350-340 B.C.

Estimate
60,000 - 90,000 GBP
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Description

  • An Attic Marble Anthemion from a Grave Stele
the shaft carved in shallow relief with two circular rosettes above a fragmentary line of engraved Greek inscription reading ΕΣΤΙ[ΑΙΟΣ], the architrave surmounted by a tall slightly concave anthemion composed of twin spirally-fluted acanthus stalks both emerging from a three-leaf calyx and terminating in addorsed volutes, each with pendent bell flower, the half palmettes above flanking a small rosette; no restorations.
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