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; no restorations.
16 by 19 by 3 cm.
As shown. Surface very slightly weathered and dirty overall with some iron rust stains here and there. Note losses to raised edge in upper corner and underneath chin. Circular hole in upper corner does not go all way through. Minor chips and abrasion to edges on other side.
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