A ROMAN MARBLE RELIEF PLAQUE, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

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A ROMAN MARBLE RELIEF PLAQUE, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
perhaps a pinax, carved on one side within a raised frame with a mask of a barbarian(?) with shaggy beard and unruly hair surmounted by a floppy cap, a tuft of hair escaping on top, and summarily engraved on the other side with the standing figure of a lion facing left.

16 by 19 by 3 cm; 6 ¼ by 7 ½ by 1 1/8 in

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Private collection, Lyon, France, acquired in the first half of the 20th century
Private collection, Lyon, by descent (SVV Bérard-Péron, Lyon, October 6th, 2018, no. 138, illus.)

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