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

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

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

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.


Chipped along the edges. Two bigger chips, one on beard and one on proper upper right corner. One circular hole drilled on the upper right corner, which does not go all the way through. Surface with abrasions and scratches overall.


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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.)