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A Roman Nilotic Mosaic Fragment, circa 2nd Century A.D.
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A Roman Nilotic Mosaic Fragment, circa 2nd Century A.D.
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A Roman Nilotic Mosaic Fragment, circa 2nd Century A.D.
of arched form, depicting in multicoloured tesserae on a white background a pygmy or dwarf holding a pelta before him and wielding a spear at a balking crane, the figures alternating with three large flowers.
56 by 89 cm.
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Provenance

French private collection, acquired in the 1980s
acquired by the present owner on the art market in Marseille in June 2017

Catalogue Note

For a related example see LIMC VII, p. 598f., no. 53h, pl. 481.

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