A Roman Marble Feline Paw, circa 2nd Century A.D.
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
A Roman Marble Feline Paw
circa 2nd Century A.D.
on a low integral base, from the bottom of a table leg (trapezophoros), with extended claws, prominent tendons, and knotty articulations; no restorations.
Height 10 cm.
Front of base and claws and mostly missing. Chips on sides and back of base. Large loss in back exposed vertical channel
probably intended for a pin. Surface slightly worn and weathered in front, more pristine in back.
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