A Roman Marble Finial, circa 2nd Century A.D.
A Roman Marble Finial
circa 2nd Century A.D.
of pear-shaped form, carved in relief with two rows of overlapping acanthus leaves and terminating in a flat knob; no restorations.
Height 19 cm.
As shown. A third of knob's edge chipped off. Most ends of acanthus leaves either chipped or abraded or both. Some weathering on one side; otherwise vibrant surface. Areas of light incrustation and root-marks. Drilled and mounted on a wood base.
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