Lot 42
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A ROMAN MARBLE RELIEF COLUMN, CIRCA EARLY 1ST CENTURY A.D. | A Roman Marble Relief Column

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 GBP
Sold
33,750 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • marble
  • Height 87 cm.
carved all around with vegetal motifs in two registers separated by a plain raised band, the lower part with a vine and two birds picking grapes, the upper part with an ivy plant.

Provenance

Danish private collection, acquired in the 1950s/1970s, by repute
Bruun-Rasmussen, Copenhagen, Online sale no. 1642, October 17th, 2016, no. 34, illus.
acquired by the present owner from the above

Catalogue Note

For a related example at the Musée Saint-Pierre in Vienne see E. Will, La sculpture romaine du Musée lapidaire de Vienne, 1952, no. 106, and H. Walter, La colonne ciselée dans la Gaule romaine, no. 57, pl. IX: http://nesp.mmsh.univ-aix.fr/printnesp.aspx?ID=VIE%20306.
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