Lot 40
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A ROMAN MARBLE AND ONYX TRAPEZOPHOROS, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D. | A Roman Marble and Onyx Trapezophoros

Estimate
25,000 - 35,000 GBP
Sold
25,000 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • marble
  • Total height with tabletop 89 cm.
in the form of a lion's leg terminating in overlapping acanthus leaves, the calyx surmounted by a separately-carved protome of a panther with gaping jaws.

Provenance

private collection, 18th Century (based on restoration techniques and use as part of an 18th-Century single-leg Italian console)
German private collection, 1980s

Catalogue Note

The present lot was once paired with an identical table leg supporting a separate modern table top (Sotheby's, New York, June 7th, 2012, no. 52: http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2012/antiquities-n08871/lot.52.lotnum.html).
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