Lot 41
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A ROMAN MARBLE ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENT WITH ACANTHUS DECORATION, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D. | A Roman Marble Architectural Element with Acanthus Decoration

Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Sold
8,125 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • marble
  • Height 32 cm.
probably from the edge of a console or corbel, less likely to be from a candelabrum shaft, composed of two integral baluster-shaped elements of unequal diameter each carved with three acanthus leaves, one element emerging from a recurved petal moulding, the other from a double torus of small overlapping leaves, one side of the object left plain and carved with two fragmentary supports.

Provenance

Piero Tozzi (1882-1974), New York
New York private collection, by descent
John Gredler, New York, acquired from the above in 1995/1996

Literature

Sotheby's, New York, June 25th, 1992, no. 315, illus.

Catalogue Note

A photograph of the present lot is in the Tozzi Archive, The Onassis Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, File K.4, Folder 2 (Greek and Roman Marble). The back of the photograph names Gredler as the buyer.
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